The days of the short, 230 pound heavyweights are gone, right? The dominant heavyweights all seem to be in excess of 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds. Don't be fooled. Size isn't everything. The most dominant boxer in the last 30 years was a 5-11 Mike Tyson. And the best MMA heavyweight is 6-foot Fedor Emelianenko. Those facts inspire a shorter heavyweight like Pat Barry, who is making his UFC debut against Dan Evensen. Barry is making the transition from K-1/kickboxing to mixed martial arts:
"It's kind of like a Mike Tyson against everybody's he fought," said Barry. "What really solidified me being able to stay at my size was meeting Fedor. Fedor is the greatest in the world. He's 230 pounds and we're eye to eye. But the dude is a monster, he's a killer. And it doesn't matter. He's handling people left and right."
Cage Writer caught up with one of the UFC's newest heavyweight imports.