Pat Barry's father died because of cancer and he returned to New Orleans along with his mother and siblings. From his early age, he is interested towards K-1 kickboxing. He has also served as a pizza delivery man prior to his career in professional fight sports.
While Barry was a college student, he started practicing Sanshou and won several titles at domestic and international level. In 2005, he joined K-1, a kickboxing platform, where he had competed for two years, mostly as a participant in the promotion's North American events.
Later Barry started playing in MMA, where he won his first three fights by knockout before he made a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He also competed in the promotion for coming five years as a Heavyweight, compiling a 5–7 record with only one of the matches. In 2013, he retired from MMA and returned to kickboxing. In MMA players like Brock Lesner and Ariel Helwani are working presently.
Barry is an American by nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity of an African-American. Recently, he engaged with his long-term girlfriend Rose Namajunas. His fiance is an American mixed martial artist who is competing in the Strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Barry met his girlfriend at the fighting event in the United States. The couple seems happy with their relationship.
Barry is a popular martial artist who earns an average amount of money from his professional career. He presently earns $41 per day, $12,5 per month, $2,88 per week, $0,02 per hour. According to some source, his net worth is estimated to be $150 thousand.