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Phil Baroni Would Prefer if Every Fighter Took Steroids and Tried to Kill Each Other

(If it weren’t for Lou Ferrigno, Phil would’ve never had to deal with this MMA drug testing bullshit.) 

Phil Baroni has never been afraid to speak his mind. Whether he’s dishing on pre-fight abstinence, the fragility of his own mind, or childhood obesity, “The New York Bad Ass” never pulls any punches, and in fact it’s one of the many reasons we love the guy. So perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that, during a recent interview with Fight Sport Asia, Baroni not only came out as a proponent of steroid use in MMA, but more or less admitted that most of his PRIDE cohorts were probably juiced during the Japanese promotion’s heyday. Here’s what he told the publication:

I want to see the best fighters, I want to see who is the strongest the best! Guys should be able to do whatever it takes to be the strongest. Getting choked and kicked in the head is really bad for you, worse than pot , TRT, or steroids. I don’t care who’s the cleanest, I wanna’ see the strongest, the fastest and the most gnarly fighters. I don’t want to see who is the best at passing drug test. Overeem isn’t the only guy taking shit, he just got caught. I wanna’ see the baddest mother fuckers going at it. That’s why PRIDE was the best — I wanna see a 205 (ripped) Wanderlei Silva kill dudes!

Most of you will not likely find this revelation to be all that surprising considering, you know, the above photo of Baroni. It does, however, seem a little inconsistent of Baroni to be advocating a substance that he has vehemently denied using in the past, despite testing positive for Boldenone and Stanozolol Metabolites in the aftermath of his second round submission loss to Frank Shamrock back in 2007. Unfortunately for guys like Baroni and Alistair Overeem, the various athletic commissions regulating the sport don’t seem to agree, as Baroni was suspended for six months for his infraction. And we all know what fate Alistair was sentenced to.

We’ve had this debate far too many times here at CP ever since Overeem pissed dirty, and the general consensus amongst the nation seems to be that we should create a promotion, a literal “Super Fight League” if you will, in which fighters are allowed to juice, snort meth, and roll their gloves in broken glass before every fight, and leave promotions like the UFC to the “clean,” “natural,” and “morally righteous” fighters of the world. The bums.

Former UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez would apparently be one of these fighters to fall into the latter category, as he told MMAWeekly earlier today that he is all for more drug testing in the sport, as it creates an even playing field for those involved:

All I can say is I don’t do any of that stuff and I’m happy to test. It puts you at ease to know that your opponent is also clean like you are. Puts everybody on the same playing field. And that’s all I hope for, for myself, is to fight somebody on the same playing field as I am. I support [more frequent testing], why not? I’m not doing anything that I need to watch out for, so I’m all for it. It’s no big deal to me. 

How’s the weather up on that pedestal, Cain? YOU THINK YOU’RE BETTER THAN US?!

We’re not going to ask you where you stand on this issue, because we’ve already beaten that chemically-altered horse into an early grave. Instead, we’d like you to lay out what exactly we can do to make this “Super Juice League” idea a reality, and what other kinds of crazy stipulations we can throw into the mix. A ring of fire? A mat littered with tacks and dirty needles? Somehow incorporating a jousting element?

Help us sort this out.

-J. Jones


  1. Fried Taco Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 09:21

    First, we would have to hold the fights in some lawless land, where no one can tell us what to do. Australia, here we come!
  2. NomadRip Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 09:21

    Arm-Wrestling. Slope the edges of the mat up. Teams. A ball and goals.
  3. Me likey Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 09:23

    hmmmm... a fight league where everybody juices. here is a crazy idea. have fights in another country like japan. don't test any fighters and actually encourage ped use. they can call it pride. i would love to see that.
  4. Joedirt Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 09:27

    The issue is the influence it would have on young up and comers. I don't have kids... (that I am aware of) but if I did... I wouldn't want them thinking "I'm going to start juicing and be in the UFC"
  5. DangadaDang Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 09:30

    You've just basically described Ultimate Ball.
  6. LOKI Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 09:40

    I think this picture more than any other illustrates Wes Simms' ascersion that when you look at Phil Baroni, ya just know thats a guy who has had unprotected gay sex for money.
  7. KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 10:09

    Might as well throw some weapons in there too, have it be 5 on 5 and have it go down in the Thunderdome
  8. RwilsonR Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 10:22

    Ahh, low cut-off jean shorts... when will you ever come back in style? (sigh)
  9. Double OG Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 10:25

    You boys like MEHICO?! YEEE-HAWW!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. MyDonkeyPunch Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 10:33

    You've got to love the jorts.
  11. MyDonkeyPunch Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 10:34

    You've got to love those jorts...
  12. MyDonkeyPunch Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 10:35

    @ RwilsonR - You've got to love the jorts...
  13. Me likey Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:04

    phil baroni is a pioneer. he led the way for fighters like dakota cochrane
  14. Enricho Palazzo Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:07

    "Gimmie the strongest thing you got..." "On second thought, how about a black russian?"
  15. Raju-Erkki Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:10

    Steroids testing is a fukin joke in MMA. All you hippocrytes.
  16. El Guapo Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:21

    Fuckin Velasquez, how can I talk shit about you being a no good, dirty Mexican racist if you don't cheat like the beautiful blacks and the heavenly whites?!?
  17. Raju-Erkki Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:23

    If you dont cheat, your not trying
  18. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:29

    Daisy Dukes on guys get ALL the ladies... said no one, ever.
  19. Raju-Erkki Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:36

    Overeem vs Lesnar. In the prime of using.
  20. Me likey Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:39

    they are not true daisy dukes until the bottom of the pockets are visible
  21. Kid Clam Curtains Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:47

    I'm with NYBA on this one. If you can make weight then do whatever you have to. You can't have it both ways...either do olympic style testing or don't test. This shit they're doing now is just a sham and if I were a fighter I'd be juicing too. If my well-being is based solely on my performance and I know for a fact that a major percentage of my opponents are enhancing their performance, I'm fucking cheating too. Cain says he doesn't juice and I fully believe him. However, if he loses 3 in a row to dudes that he suspects are juicing, I bet he changes his tune. At least in private.
  22. linzhanbn Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:55
  23. Raju-Erkki Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 11:56

    I thimk Chuck just did coke. NO WAY he did anythin illegal.
  24. Raju-Erkki Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 12:10

    There was the fighter the other day who spoke out loud of these things, and I was really suprised when CP took the side of ruining his career, nor speaking of the problems. Shame on you CP.
  25. Slapahoetribe Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 12:30

    I'm tired of people making a big deal out of pro athletes and steroid use. It's all for entertainment so who cares? More points on the board, more knock outs and more excitement. These guys are doing it to themselves in attempt to be more exciting for the fans so who are we to tell them no? And the safety issue and being a role model for kids is a lame excuse. Cigarrettes and alcohol are everywhere you look and kill people by the millions every year. Who cares if they think steroids will get you where you want to be physically? It's the truth isn't it?
  26. shitbag Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 01:07

    Remember the All Drug Olympics?
  27. DangadaDang Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 01:16

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  29. Seoul Brother Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 02:12

    Wereguido is just pissed off that he could get into a "Twilight" casting director's pants. I mean office.
  30. RwilsonR Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 02:28

    Love 'em or hate 'em... you've gotta respect 'em. They should be legal to fight in in MMA.
  31. The12ozCurls Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 02:35

    The only way that this fight league is gonna work is if - and only if - the fighters are mandated to wear Baroni's attire from the above pic.
  32. shitbag Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 02:37

    I want to put you inside of a big bag of shit
  33. MediumRare Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 03:32

    The best argument for allowing PEDs in MMA can be expressed in one single word: PRIDE
  34. smellypiratehooker Says:

    Thu, 04/26/12 - 04:14

    I'm just wondering which pride that Baroni is refering to. I'm thinking the one with the rainbows.
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