Former K-1 fighter and current UFC fighter Pat Barry is headed to Zagreb, Croatia to help Mirko Cro Cop prepare for his fight on March 10 against Ray Sefo.
Barry and Cro Cop have trained before in the past, and they're good friends. Even when they fought at UFC 115 in 2010, their friendship was apparent when the two embraced in the middle of the octagon. Cro Cop walked away the winner by rear naked choke. There's even a video of them singing together on a road trip.
Barry isn't the most similar fighter to Sefo style-wise, but they're pretty close in height and weight. Cro Cop has brought in sparring partners to Croatia many times in the past, including Fabricio Werdum and Dean Lister.