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6/24/08 10:09:55AM
After dropping four out of his last five bouts at middleweight — albeit to pretty good competition (Kazuo Misaki, Frank Shamrock, Kala Hose and Joey Villasenor) — Phil “The New York Badass” Baroni has decided to drop down to 170 pounds for the first time ever and try his luck at welterweight.

It’s a 15-pound decision that he hopes will help him become a world champion in the near future.

Here are his exact thoughts:

“Im making the move because I want to be a World Champion. I dont fight for pay day’s or fame, to be on tv or chick’s. I got into MMA because I wanted to be the best fighter in the world. This is what I feel at this point in my career I need to do. Im feel Im a better fighter than Ive shown in the ring esp as of late. As far as the move to Welter Weight goes I feel great. Im more athletic. Im in much better condition, my hand speed is back, an I would go as far as to say Im a lot quicker than I was at my previous best. I feel just as strong physically if not stronger do to much greater flexibility. Im not going to make any predictions or promises. Ive been very humbled as of late. Ive been handed a real wake up call. Im going to give it my all 100% and do my best. Its Do or Die for me. Im All In! I love to fight. Im a real fighter, an like I said the day I dont think I can be a World Champion is the day Ill retire. Im not done yet, I have alot of fight left inside me. I have alot to prove to myself an alot of people to prove wrong. NEVER SAY DIE !!!”

6/24/08 10:17:42AM
Phil mean the New York bitchass. A 10-10 record is not sometihing to be proud but if he wants to try a new wight class and see if he can have more success the more power to him. I think if he worked more on his training and less on his enterances then he may be something more.
6/24/08 10:28:37AM
Baroni? World champ?

6/24/08 11:12:09AM
This guy has some of the funniest entries, if i did not know him i would think he is a work champion just by hin entrance but as soon as you see is record you like WTF he is thinking lol i wish him the best
6/24/08 11:43:26AM

Posted by SmileR

... Ive been very humbled as of late....


Phil Baroni & humble go together like McDonald's & gourmet food.

6/24/08 12:11:23PM
The only World Championship belt that Phil will ever hold is the Toughman world championship belt. Go back to Toughman NY Idiot.
6/24/08 12:57:32PM
yeah 3 losses in a row and a 10-10 record is a mark of a champion, guess he ate his wheaties this morning
6/24/08 12:58:30PM
Come to think of it...I think I want to be a world champion now.
6/24/08 2:02:14PM
lmao I love you guys. your comments make me lol IRL
6/24/08 2:04:56PM
Baroni... could he of sterotyped americans any worse in Pride? All Japanese think were 5ft tall, have no necks, and talk like Joe Pesci now.
6/24/08 5:30:11PM
Does he want a credible world title i wonder ?

Or just something like the Cage Rage title, where he defends it once every two years......
7/1/08 12:56:44PM
Phil Bolonga has never had a ground game. has to much muscle to have good cardio and at welterweight prolly even more easier to knockout. the guy is so full of himself with his entrances and all that, that he really thinks he could be a champ. He will never be a champ in any organization.

Phil give up the bad ass thing and stick to BOLONGA
7/1/08 1:07:58PM

Posted by emfleek

Baroni? World champ?

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