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Phil Baroni Calls Sherdog a Liar and Someone Else a Fat Jew

(Does Phil Baroni even have control over what comes out of his mouth?)

Following UFC 86 Sherdog ran a story featuring comments from notable MMA fighters regarding their thoughts on the Forrest Griffin-Quinton Jackson decision. It was a pretty standard reaction piece, with the most interesting comment coming from Mac Danzig, who seemed to disparage Rampage’s overall persona.

But then Fightlinker pointed out that Phil Baroni, who had been quoted calling the decision “some bullshit”, was claiming that he never actually gave a quote to Sherdog:

First off I never gave my opinion on the fight being scored wrong to anyone esp a reporter from Sherdog. I never spoke to any media about my opinion the fight. I think its bullshit that Sherdog quoted me. First off I think the fight was a great one. Second I feel the decision was a fair one. I think Forrest is an inspiration and fought his heart out. His career is an inspiration and story book. He did a great job fought like a true champion against Rampage and his entire career. He deserves to be UFC champion and I take my hat off to him.

Now, if that were any other fighter, this claim would be pretty shocking. It’s not like Sherdog to just make up quotes. But since it’s Baroni, there is always the possibility that he a) is just screwing with them, or b) has no idea whether he did or didn’t give that quote.

Steve Cofield has information that seems to indicate it’s the latter.

On Cofield’s Yahoo! blog he has an audio clip from ESPN Radio 1100 host Pauly Howard who lends credence to the possibility that Baroni might have been in an altered state that night.

Howard describes an incident between Baroni and man who had an issue with where his friends were sitting that ended with Baroni calling him a “fat jew…like ten times.” Oh, Baroni. Ten times? At that point you just become repetitive.

Apparently the cops were called over but nothing came of the incident. Now Baroni’s claims that he never spoke to Sherdog (who stands behind the story) would have us believe that he at least thinks he was in control of what he was saying that night and remembers who he said it to. I’m not sure which is worse: an anti-Semitic tirade when you’re in complete control of your faculties, or one on a night when you don’t even remember who you spoke to.

Props to Fightlinker for digging this story out and following up on all its sad hilarity.

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Sort by : Show hidden comments August 1, 2008 at 11:14 am
I wish people got as many huge knots in their panties when someone like Glenn Beck (on CNN) goes on racist, inflammatory tyrades about Muslims every day!
FedorsFan- July 18, 2008 at 4:54 pm
Lol at Baroni. At least someone's not politically correct these days :)
Paul Taylor- July 10, 2008 at 9:31 pm
Phil Baroni, a grappler on 'roids
A low life wop punk with a case of hemmorhoids
Phil Baroni, 20 years from now
His brains are scrambled, an ass like a cow
Serving up fries, too stupid to write prose
His vocabulary limited to " 'dese, 'dem, 'dose "
Phil Baroni, Jew-basher spectacular
He AIN'T the man, as they say in the vernacular
Phil Baroni, a swastika on his chest
His ground game is shit, his stand-up not the best
His ego is fragile, his jaw is of glass
I heard from a good source that he takes it up the ass
Phil Baroni, coulda been in the Hitler youth
Working at Treblinka, a thug so uncouth
Phil Baroni, don't blink and don't twitch
You Jew-hating wop sonofa__________
paul taylor is tough- July 10, 2008 at 2:56 am
Paul Taylor- The great thing about the internet is now it makes lowlifes who don't fight, and have no job skills(whether business, marketing etc) a place where they can be important. What you are saying is most likely summing up your day-to-day life. To make such a brash statement about a Pro Fighter you, yourself should have some sort of fighting credentials or background. What do you have? How would you do in a cage or ring with Phil? I read these websites and laugh at the insignificant pieces of shit that voice their meaningless opinions like yours. You lead a pointless life and hope nothing but the BEST in your endeavors.
Paul Taylor- July 10, 2008 at 1:55 am
Hey Baroni, please don't stop.
Go run your mouth, you little wop.
Hopefully a Jew will spray you with mace.
Your "fighting" skills suck, you're a blown up 'roid case.
When your fighting days you'll be too dumb to serve fries.
In a kosher restaurant, I tell no lies.
Instead you'll be working the dish pit.
Asking the boss to take a shit.
No high paying job for you.
Your brains got scrambled, reduced to a few.
Just you, your 6 brains cell, and your jaw of glass.
I'd love to see Goldberg stomp you, and kick your wop ass.
MMA Extreme- July 9, 2008 at 8:43 pm
LOL @ Baroni.

I can't help it. I'm a fan.
waaaaaaaaaaaaaah- July 9, 2008 at 7:20 pm
Don't dare call a jew a jew, oh noes the sky is falling
A fat Jew- July 9, 2008 at 7:07 pm
Even though I'm fat and Jewish, don't call me a fat Jew!

A fat Jew

Seriously though, why would a fat Jew talk trash to Phil Baroni. As rule of thumb, don't talk trash to a well known mma fighter, no matter who they are (unless it's Jesse Taylor, but don't get pissed on).
TEMPLE- July 9, 2008 at 6:17 pm
Phil Baloney should spend more time training, and less time flapping his gums.
rollshop- July 9, 2008 at 6:04 pm
RRavishing rick rude- American Psycho man, come on. give us a challenge.
Dubz- July 9, 2008 at 5:55 pm
@homegrowncone - not that it matters, hense it was joke about Phil Boner... but he OD'd from mixing GHB & steroids. But thanks for the support.
RRavishing rick rude- July 9, 2008 at 5:43 pm
what movie is this from? "Hey, just cool it with the anti semetic remarks"
Wyatt- July 9, 2008 at 5:39 pm
If only he spent as much time training as he did talking incoherent trash and bedazzling his ring robe...
homegrowncone- July 9, 2008 at 5:09 pm
Dubz - Rick Rude died of cancer, you are worse than Baroni.
satan- July 9, 2008 at 5:03 pm
is it anti-semitic to call somebody a fat jew? what if they are fat? and jewish?
thisguy186- July 9, 2008 at 5:03 pm
Baroni was just doing his Mel Gibson impression!
MMA-hole- July 9, 2008 at 4:47 pm
"Fat jew fat jew fat jew fat jew fat jew," Baroni said when reached for comment. "Fat jew fat jew fat jew fat jew fat jew."
Baroni's a Sadist- July 9, 2008 at 4:44 pm
Seriously, Baroni needs to go back to the bars where he can intimidate people. That dude is the Ric Flair of MMA. Except, in the MMA, the punches hurt; ain't that right baroni. I am suprised he can say anything since everytime I see him he has a fist shoved down his throat. Baroni's highlight real should be named "Deepthroat".
Dubz- July 9, 2008 at 4:38 pm
I thought Ravishing Rick Rude OD'd years ago... but I guess he fights MMA now.


I can finally get some sleep since Phil Boner gave us his 2 pennies.
Kevin Marshall- July 9, 2008 at 4:25 pm
The truly shocking aspect of this story is that anybody cares what Baroni has to say. About anything. Ever.

Also, good choice of pic, since that's exactly what I picture Phil looking like while going on a drunken anti-semitic tirade.