14 year MMA veteran Phil Baroni (15-17) is ripped, roarin’ and ready to return to the cage.
“The New York Badass” has been through Pride, Strikeforce, Cage Rage, Dream, One FC, Titan FC, the UFC and now this Friday night he will debut for Bellator.
Phil trained hard for this fight and like Lil’ Wayne, Baroni isn’t worried.
“Training went great, I’m fu#$&*’ happy it’s done, it was hard as sh$%. I’m happy to be driving around Vegas and flying than driving to the gym. I trained hard and this fight is not going to the later rounds so I’m not worried about my fu*&^%’ cardio.”
Baroni will take on Karo Parisyan (23-10) and the the pair combined have amassed 24 UFC bouts between them.
“He’s an old friend, he’s been to my house and I know he eats the ass out of some rotisserie chicken, he eats the living hell out of it. I see the fight going my way. I’m bigger, stronger, faster, better conditioned and I have more skills. I see me ending the fight violently with my hand getting raised. What’s he gonna fu(*&^% do Judo throw me?”
With the recent signings of Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef, Baroni isn’t opposed to fighting either one.
“Paul Daley or Melvin Manhoef? Money talks. I make weight tomorrow and I fight at money weight, I never turn down a f*&%#$ fight. I’m like a rabbit chasing that lettuce. “
Phil had been one of the first fighters I had ever witnessed and he recapped a major moment in his early career when he fought for “Toughman” and he had been robbed a victory.
“It was to a guy called the “Lumberjack’, man f&*$ the Lumberjack. Get (Scott) Coker to sign him and I’ll fight him for free and I knocked the mic out of the door guy’s hand after the fight and the Lumberjack ran like a little b&%$#. Then police had to get in between us and for some reason I punched an electrical box.”
They’ll be a ton of electricity this Friday night when the “New York Badass”, Phil takes on Karo “The Heat” Parisyan at Bellator 122 on Spike TV.