UFC 161: Pat Barry's manager blames eye poke for Shawn Jordan KO loss

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UFC Heavyweight Pat Barry got TKO'd by Shawn Jordan at UFC 161 but Barry's manager blames an eye poke, not an uppercut for the loss.

Shawn Jordan won a $50,000 KO of the Night bonus from the UFC for dispatching Pat Barry in 0:59 at UFC 161 in Winnipeg. But apparently not everyone think that bonus was well-earned.

Damon Martin has the scoop:

On Monday, Barry's manager, Brian Butler of SuckerPunch Entertainment, sent shots of the fight and the apparent eye poke to Bleacher Report, along with photos of the fighter's damaged eye a day after the fight occurred.

Butler made it clear that he is taking it upon himself to bring this to light, and Barry is never a fighter that wants to appear as if he's making excuses for a loss.

"The eye poke is what stopped Pat. He was not dazed or even close to being unconscious," Butler told Bleacher Report on Monday. "Watch the way he just turtles up to cover his eye. If it was more blatant, the ref would have given Pat time to recover, but it was hard to see.

"You can see Pat actually almost tap to motion the ref it was his eye, but Shawn was hitting so fast he couldn't remove his glove from his eye."

Here's the photo that Butler sent to Martin:

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Here's a gif via Zombie Prophet.

Barry for his part posted a video lamenting the pain of being punched in the eye but didn't say anything about an eye poke in the video below:


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