Obese Heavyweight Fighter Chris Barnett just delivered one for the highlight reel. Barnett has been in the UFC for a hot minute – but wasn’t able to get his momentum going before UFC 268. Chris aka Huggy Bear previously lost to Ben Rothwell in May of this year. In general Barnett is known for being really mobile for someone his size. Huggy Bear is only 5 foot 9 inches tall and weighs in at 264 lbs.
#UFC268 was insane. @iangarryMMA and Alex Pereira arrived. Michael Chandler and Justin Gaethje nearly killed eachother. Rose, Weili, Usman and Colby all absolutely elite, Trevor Wittman done the 3peat and above all, this still happened pic.twitter.com/Lf4l9KcHAw
— Jack (@JCCalder15) November 7, 2021
For Barnett’s opponent Gian Villante – this was a retirement fight. Villante retires with 17 wins and 14 losses. He is 36.
“Say hello to all my Seahawks, all my Generals, all the people in attendance, all the guys watching at home, I love you all,” Villante told Newsday backstage after the fight. “Thank you so much for all the support and reintroducing me to something I didn’t realize how much I missed. I love it. Thank you for helping me find the next path. Coaching those guys made it as clear as could be that’s the next thing I want to be doing.”
“It was a fun ride,” the Levittown-raised Villante said. “I enjoyed it, whatever the result.”
“You don’t see too many 265-pound guys throwing spinning kicks. Credit to him,” Villante said. Cool way to go out, at MSG. No regrets.”
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.