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Baroni Moving To Welterweight At Cage Rage 27 ?

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It appears Phil Baroni will be looking to bounce back from consecutive losses on July 12 at Cage Rage 27 “Step Up” against an opponent to be determined. Cage Rage promoter Dave O’Donnell revealed to MMAWeekly.com that EliteXC has granted a path to the U.K. as means of getting the New York brawler back on track and to provide some much needed international star power for the upcoming card.

“Baroni will be fighting on the July 12 show,” revealed O’Donnell, adding, “but I can’t release the name of his opponent yet. He will be a British guy and it will make for an exciting fight, as we all know how Baroni likes to go about things. We are talking to a few people now, but until contracts are signed, I won’t be mentioning any names.”

According to Baroni’s manager, Ken Pavia, they are deep into negotiations with Cage Rage for the bout and a deal appears likely, but it has yet to be finalized.




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Post #1   6/21/08 7:49:57AM   

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I can't help but think Phil will be dehydrated and weak at 170.I'd love to see him fight Ross Pointon,but chances are they'll give him someone they think he can beat.If he loses against a no name at 170 pehaps he should focus on finding another job.

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LOL i would fly to New York just to get a slice of pizza served to me by the NY Badass lol... can you imagine THIS GUY handing you your slice??

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stop fighting!!!

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Posted by jgtribbett

stop fighting!!!


brilliant advice

the NYBA isnt done! not by a long shot! He is coming back strong and 170 could well be his home, if he cut down right he could be a force at that weight in a few years after some good wins, im tempted to go to what will be a terrible event just to see the NYBA

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He couldn't beat his shadow at shadow boxing

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Phil Baroni: Why I'm Moving to Welterweight

Posting on the Sherdog forums, the New York Bad Ass makes an announcement:

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 alot quicker than I was at my previous best.

I feel just as strong physicaly if not stronger do to much greater flexability.

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 !!!

NYBA

Post #7   6/22/08 1:45:40AM   

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phil "bologna" baroni sucks no matter what weight class his in

Post #8   6/22/08 3:22:58AM   

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Could Baroni even make 170? He would be like sickly huge if he cut down to 170?

Post #9   6/22/08 4:24:39AM   

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Baroni is done. He hasn't won a fight for nearly two years, and whenever he fights it's the same old issues he encounters - he runs out of gas, lacks a range of technique and has a weak chin.

His record is now 10-10-0 - time to hang them up before it heads south Phil, and your moniker becomes a joke.

Post #10   6/22/08 5:48:23AM   

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How he can even make weight being as ripped as he was at 185, is beyond me

Post #11   6/22/08 11:27:37AM