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Phil Baroni Earned His Money at UFC 106

Phil Baroni after UFC 106
(‘Best eva!’ just doesn’t have the same ring of authority when you say it through a bunch of gauze.)

Dana White posted this picture of a battered Phil Baroni to his Twitter account today, remarking "Phil baroni sent me this today and said ‘welcome back to the ufc’ phil is tough as nails!"  True, but he might also be a tough-as-nails fighter who’s worried about losing his job, hence the subtle reminder that he endured this beatdown for the UFC’s benefit, while only pocketing $25,000 for his trouble

If you needed a reminder that fighting other people in a cage was a tough way to make a living, this ought to do it.  Baroni has been in the sport for nearly a decade, and, after taxes, training costs, and management, he comes away with not even enough money to buy a new Toyota Camry.  That’s ironic considering that he now looks like someone who’s been in a pretty bad car accident.  Let’s hope his sponsors came through for him.  Let’s also hope that he’s been putting some of that money away for his retirement, which might be right around the corner.

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UFC fan- November 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm
hey O.B.I have you noticed an influx of newbie douchebag ass-wipes with big mouths? shame what this place is coming to huh? remember when the only douchebag was tuf GAY?
Old_Bald_and_Irish- November 24, 2009 at 9:56 am
Lemee guess, G Funk.

Your a Tito Ortiz fan, right?
smoltz- November 24, 2009 at 9:37 am
Amir has morphed into some kind of miniature Forrest Griffin.
G Funk- November 24, 2009 at 7:33 am
I can only imagine how much of a douche you have to be to actually like Phil Barony's personality;robthom, RJeezy, Old_Bald_and_Irish yeah, I'm talkin bout you!
Bloodlust- November 24, 2009 at 6:13 am
more like Phil Baloney
DICK_KICK- November 23, 2009 at 10:13 pm
Never has he been so glad to have his collection of gay-ass sunglasses....
UFC fan- November 23, 2009 at 9:53 pm
welcome back to the UFC Phil, those TUF guys need a punching bag.
the reason you are here is so curtain pullers have a scape goat to beat on.
we all need bottom feeders, and Phil you are the best "eva!"
TylerDyrden- November 23, 2009 at 9:32 pm
THE LAST THING I would pay to watch would be Baroni vs Hughes....perhaps i'd watch it for free, however. But i definitely wouldn't care about the outcome....since both fighters are all but relevant in any system of ranking or title contention whatsoever. Baroni just wasted the last little bit of namesake related popularity he had...and hughes only wants to fight cans...pretty lame
agentsmith- November 23, 2009 at 8:29 pm
Now that I think of it, I'd bet good money that Baroni's next opponent is Matt Hughes. Hughes has basically said he only wants "big name" guys that are beatable, right? Baroni is tailor-made for ol' Country Breakfast to give one last wrestling/G&P clinic on.
agentsmith- November 23, 2009 at 8:26 pm
Look at Baroni's record, look at what the other guys on the card were paid, and then try to tell me that Baroni is worth $25K to show with a straight face. He washed out of Strikeforce and somehow failed upwards into the UFC. Even with a full gas tank, Baroni is still a one-dimensional relic.
FreddyFangers- November 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm
Im still trying to figure out why they picked this guy back up?
Seoul Brother- November 23, 2009 at 7:43 pm
Corey Feldman + Steroids + Hair Gel = Phil Baroni
Old_Bald_and_Irish- November 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm
Baroni is great

...but fer God's sake on that gas tank!

Baroni's always got the "UFC Physique" whenever he steps in the ring. He should spend a little less time lifting weights and more time on the treadmill.

He's got a punch with the power of a mule kick. But if he's too tired to throw it in the second round, he's not doing himself any favors.

So who does Phil fight now?

....and please, don't say "Coleman".
Seoul Brother- November 23, 2009 at 6:41 pm
Boo hoo, and a hearty VA FANGU to the New York Long Island Bad Ass. Go drown your sorrows in all the Jaegerbombs you can chug down, shtugotz.
Eyes red as Fedor- November 23, 2009 at 6:27 pm
I'm sure Baroni's wife is thrilled he can get back on top of her now.
kill it- November 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm
kill it- November 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Whoever did his nose job messed up and put a penis on his face.
RJeezy- November 23, 2009 at 4:28 pm
^ Ya that.
NYBA fan for-eva
Merlin- November 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm
If he would stop focusing on his Glamor Muscles, Tanning, Short Shorts & Hair Removal, I believe he could actually pull off a few wins.
But he's still overly concerned about looking good -- instead of being good.
Take Forrest Griffin & Amir Sadollah, pasty, hairy, real ugly guys who can fight for REAL!

robthom- November 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm
I like Phil.
He's a wasted talent as a fighter, but he's a funny guy and usually seems pretty cool.
He was great when he worked the commentary booth with Rogan and Goldie so many years ago. I wish he would do that more often.