Da Best Eva. The New York Bad Ass… The legendary Phil Baroni is back.
Quite possibly one of the most electric competitors to ever step into a ring, cage or octagon is making the walk one more time. As part of Bare Knuckle Boxing’s 13 bout fight card this Saturday (which includes a main event rematch between “Let Me Bang Bro” Julian Lane and BKB star “The Celtic Warrior” Jimmy Sweeney) Team Hammer House will ride to war once again. Phil Baroni will take on ex-UFC and ex-KSW fighter Goran Relic. The Croatian MMA fighter is 8 years younger than Baroni and has 1000 times less charisma. Fuck unbiased journalism. We want to watch Phil Baroni smash this poor fuck.
And to those of you out there being a complete p***y and pretending to be “concerned with Phil’s health”, I present to you the current physique of “The New York Bad Ass”.
All concerns alleviated. Goran Relic doesn’t stand a chance.
If you aren’t aware of what Bare Knuckle Boxing has been doing over in the UK the last few years, you’ve missed out on the ascension of the most unlikely combat sport. BKB is strictly boxing except the fighters knuckles’ are only wrapped with gauze, and not gloved. In their last nine events, BKB has been bringing by far the weirdest combat show in England. Just watch a Jimmy Sweeney walkout. And somehow, they have been able to pull a lot of names from MMA (that needed a pay check), including Melvin Guillard, Chris Lytle, Shonie Carter, Joe Warren and Cody McKenzie.
The promotion has really grown with this mix of MMA names and local British stars. But BKB’s major star is their former champion Jimmy Sweeney. At BKB 8, Sweeney dropped the title to Ultimate Fighter alumni Julian Lane, setting up this title rematch in Liverpool. Jimmy Sweeney has already been given the promotion’s golden road of aging names to beat including, Shonie Carter, Melvin Guillard, and Cody McKenzie. He’s basically lived the charmed BKB life until Julian Lane put the work on him a few month’s ago. Now Jimmy needs to get back the decision loss to remain the promotion’s main guy. If you were curious how “Let Me Bang Bro” Lane was going to rebound from his second losing stint on TUF, don’t sweat it. Julian Lane is out here wearing weird top hats, throwing around British Pounds, and flossing the BKB belt.
To add to this carnival of delights, the man himself Robin Black with be doing live post-fight interviews. Live commentary by Tom Ross (Talksport) and Robin Reid (ex WBC world champion) add the proper British feel to the evening’s contests. If you are interested in watching this beautiful spectacle, American fans can watch BKB 10 at Channel Fights Tickets for $6.50 (AKA the half the cost of the massive dab you just did).
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