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Quote of the Day: UFC's Pat Barry on returning from injuries

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - JUNE 12:   UFC fighter Mirko Cro Cop (L) kicks Pat Barry during UFC 115 at General Motors Place on June 12, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Zuffa, LLC via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA - JUNE 12: UFC fighter Mirko Cro Cop (L) kicks Pat Barry during UFC 115 at General Motors Place on June 12, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Zuffa, LLC via Getty Images)
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UFC heavyweight Pat Barry, who will face Joey Beltran in a main-card bout at this Saturday's UFC Fight for the Troops 2 show on Spike TV, talked to MMA Fighting about returning from his injuries.

Barry learned following his UFC 115 loss to Mirko Cro Cop, a fight in which he suffered a broken right foot and broken right hand, that "pain is not (his) friend."

Here's what Barry had to say when asked about being able to pull the trigger what that surgically-repaired hand:

"I've hit people with it in practice, but to this day I still haven't hit someone with it in small gloves in an actual fight. You can practice all day, but we don't go all out, hit each other in the head with small gloves. Am I little worried that a part of me will be a little afraid to let it go? Yeah. That's always going to be there, and I can say that. I'm not some tough guy."

Here's what Barry had to say about Beltran:

"He's not the most athletic guy, and he's not the most explosive guy, but what he does do he does really well. And no matter what you hit him with he never falls down. He continually comes forward. I've been saying that he's a zombie. He's a living zombie, just coming forward. It's going to be a sniper versus a zombie."

UFC Fight for the Troops 2 airs at 9 p.m. ET Saturday on Spike TV.

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