Rose Namajunas Fiance

Last Modified Mar 24, 2024 11:19 GMT
Rose Namajunas Fiance
Pat Barry and Rose Namajunas


Rose Namajunas is an American MMA fighter currently signed to the UFC. Competing in the women's strawweight division, "Thug Rose" is a former holder of the title. She's currently not ranked in any of the weight classes in the UFC.


For her last outing, Namajunas had a unanimous decision win against Amanda Ribas on March 23, 2024.


Who is Rose Namajunas Fiance, Pat Barry?

Outside the ring, Namajunas is a 31-year-old woman, engaged to be married. Her fiance is also her training partner, Pat Barry. A former UFC heavyweight fighter himself, Barry was a practitioner of Sanshou (a Chinese martial art originally made for their military) in college. He has been a member of K-1 (2005-07) and the UFC (2008-13), with a 5-7 fight record in the latter.



What is the relationship between Rose Namajunas and Pat Barry?


Rose Namajunas with fiance Pat Barry
Rose Namajunas with Pat Barry



According to Barry's statement in an interview with Bleacher Report, he was working out at Roufusport when a girl came out of nowhere and punched his face. Surprised, he turned to look at her.


"You're Pat Barry, right?" Namajunas said.


"I am," he said.


"Well, you should have seen that coming," she said before walking away.


Rose doesn't remember the incident, but according to Barry, that was when he fell in love with her. He said he liked her poise and attitude. It took a while, but she eventually returned his feelings.


When asked how long they'd dated, both had different answers. "I say we've been dating for more than five years, but she says two or three years," said Barry. "We were together a lot longer than I was aware of," Namajunas replied with a laugh. "It took him a while to chip away at my cold heart, but he did." Eventually, they got engaged and are currently waiting to marry.


Today, Barry acts as Rose's secretary. Not only does he take calls, plan her schedule, and ensure she has everything she needs when traveling, but he also trains with her and acts as both sparring partner and hype-man number 1. Barry set aside his career in 2013 to help Rose pursue hers because he genuinely believes she has the talent and the ability to be the best in the world. This is something Rose has spoken about in this interview with MMA Fighting:







The two have also appeared together for various camera appearances, like the Jim and Sam Show. These interactions shed more light on their relationship and how they act around each other.





Did Pat Barry battle addiction?


Pat Barry has had a long battle with addiction. He's had issues with whiskey and prescription pain pills. It all started with a pill and drank a night but quickly escalated. His addiction led to issues with both training and fights and led to his career being derailed for a time.

Things Finally came to a head for Barry when Rose broke up with him before her fight with Karolina Kowalkiewicz in UFC 201. Watching the fight on TV, which ended in a split decision loss, Barry was devastated.


He saw every little mistake and flaw during the fight as something he could've helped fix if he wasn't out drinking and popping pills. It was then that he quit his addictions. It took a while, but Rose eventually forgave him, and both have since moved on.




*Last updated on March 23, 2024.


FAQs

A. Pat Barry is 44 years old.


A. Pat Barry is 5’10 inches (180 cm).

A. Rose Namajunas has yet to marry her fiancee and training partner, Pat Barry.

A. As per multiple reports, Rose Namajunas was 18+ when she started dating her fiancee and training partner Pat Barry. 

A. Rose Namajunas currently boasts a record of 12 wins and 6 losses in MMA. 

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