Midnight Mania! Pat Barry blames Sean Strickland for Rose Namajunas’ ‘emotional’ UFC 274 efficiency, Strickland responds

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Rose Namajunas’ efficiency final weekend (Sat. Could 7, 2022) at UFC 274 was baffling. Seemingly in a position to defend her opponent’s takedowns and high management with out a lot effort, “Thug Rose” nonetheless refused to let her offense fly and misplaced a split-decision to Carla Esparza in consequence.

Who’s guilty? Some pointed to the nook of Pat Barry and Trevor Wittman, who appeared to present Namajunas conflicting messages and informed the previous champion that she was profitable. Barry responded to those claims on The MMA Hour, pointing to a slippery canvas as holding Namajunas’ up.

Barry additionally addressed one other concern: the origin of his relationship with Namajunas. Lately, outspoken Middleweight contender Sean Strickland accused Barry of grooming Namajunas, and the previous kickboxer wished to set the file straight about once they began courting. He additionally laid a few of the blame for UFC 274 at Strickland’s ft!

“This complete Sean Strickland factor that’s everywhere in every single place,” Barry mentioned (through BJPenn.com). “Years in the past, Rose did an interview and mentioned ‘I joined Rufussport after I was 14 years in the past, after which I left Rufussport for a couple of years. Then I got here again to Rufussport, to pursue my MMA profession, and that’s the place I met my fiancee Pat Barry’. When the man wrote the interview up, he wrote ‘Rose Namajunas joined Rufussport when she was 14 years outdated the place she met her fiance Pat Barry, when she was 14 years outdated’.

Pat Barry continued, “That’s the place everyone seems to be getting this s—t from, a botched interview. That’s the place everyone seems to be getting all that from as a result of somebody determined to jot down it that manner. It should’ve appeared credible they usually simply run with it. It’s these varieties of issues in every single place that trigger Rose to get into the battle with Carla, and be emotional.”

By no means one to remain quiet, it didn’t take Strickland lengthy to reply to the above quote. Unsurprisingly, Strickland didn’t recant, as a substitute doubling down on his earlier accusations.

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