How can anyone not like Phil Baroni? Dude is like the MMA version of Ghostface Killah. If Baroni had to make a list of his top five influences in MMA, dude would just platinum-plate the list and wear it around his neck. Normally, if someone was a self-proclaimed ‘New York Badass‘ you would act like you cared and then just pay him his cab fare…but we’re talking about Phil Baroni. Back in 2007 the dude refused to tap out against Frank Shamrock and just went unconscious…on purpose! Phil Baroni reminds me of my roommate in college that used to hold freestyle battles with the school cook he named ‘Chefy Poo’. He also told me Hollywood should cast him for the role of Spiderman because Tobey Maguire ‘looked too Polish’.
Unfortunately, it looks like Phil Baroni has ceased the trash talking and instead will do a little something called ‘focus on the fight’.
“Look, I’ve said it all already. The trash talking is starting to sound like a broken record, even to me. Nothing that I say is going to affect the outcome of the fight. Nothing he says is going to affect the outcome of the fight. There is no need to hype it up because he is a big name among the fans after winning the reality show. I’m coming to reestablish myself in the UFC at his expense, and I’m sure he is coming to do the exact same thing at my expense, since he lost his last bout.”
“I’m going to send his jaw into the tenth row”
We knew it couldn’t last for long. For those of you who aren’t megatron-sized fans of Amir Sadollah, just know that he’s the only fighter in any TUF to enter the house without a professional record. He went on to beat CB Dollaway in the TUF 7 finale to not only win The Ultimate Fighter 7 Middleweight division…but the dude won his first professional fight. He got injured a couple of times and was forced to withdraw from a fight with Nick Catone, twice. Amir was healthy, ready to rock in roll, the entire internet was behind him in his UFC 101 fight and…damn. I’m pretty sure if aliens came down to earth and wanted to know the definition of an early stoppage, the president would only have to refer them to the clip of Amir’s fight with Johny Hendricks (then hopefully they would be satisfied and not pull a District 9 on us). [Source]
Check out this video of Phil Baroni showing everyone how he lives like a rockstar.