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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

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linzhanbq- April 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm . . . .
smellypiratehooker- April 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm
I'm just wondering which pride that Baroni is refering to. I'm thinking the one with the rainbows.
MediumRare- April 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm
The best argument for allowing PEDs in MMA can be expressed in one single word:

The12ozCurls- April 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm
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.
Seoul Brother- April 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm
Wereguido is just pissed off that he could get into a "Twilight" casting director's pants.

I mean office.
MMA madness- April 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm
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shitbag- April 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm
I want to put you inside of a big bag of shit
shitbag- April 26, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Remember the All Drug Olympics?
Slapahoetribe- April 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm
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?
Raju-Erkki- April 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm
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.
DangadaDang- April 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm
Raju-Erkki- April 26, 2012 at 11:56 am
I thimk Chuck just did coke. NO WAY he did anythin illegal.
linzhanbn- April 26, 2012 at 11:55 am
Kid Clam Curtains- April 26, 2012 at 11:47 am
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.
Me likey- April 26, 2012 at 11:39 am
they are not true daisy dukes until the bottom of the pockets are visible
Raju-Erkki- April 26, 2012 at 11:36 am
Overeem vs Lesnar. In the prime of using.
smellypiratehooker- April 26, 2012 at 11:29 am
Daisy Dukes on guys get ALL the ladies... said no one, ever.
El Guapo- April 26, 2012 at 11:21 am
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?!?
Raju-Erkki- April 26, 2012 at 11:23 am
If you dont cheat, your not trying
Raju-Erkki- April 26, 2012 at 11:10 am
Steroids testing is a fukin joke in MMA. All you hippocrytes.
Enricho Palazzo- April 26, 2012 at 11:07 am
"Gimmie the strongest thing you got..."
"On second thought, how about a black russian?"
Me likey- April 26, 2012 at 11:04 am
phil baroni is a pioneer. he led the way for fighters like dakota cochrane
MyDonkeyPunch- April 26, 2012 at 10:35 am
@ RwilsonR - You've got to love the jorts...
Double OG- April 26, 2012 at 10:25 am
You boys like MEHICO?! YEEE-HAWW!!!!!!!!!!!!
RwilsonR- April 26, 2012 at 10:22 am
Ahh, low cut-off jean shorts... when will you ever come back in style? (sigh)
MyDonkeyPunch- April 26, 2012 at 10:34 am
You've got to love those jorts...
RwilsonR- April 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Love 'em or hate 'em... you've gotta respect 'em.
They should be legal to fight in in MMA.
MyDonkeyPunch- April 26, 2012 at 10:33 am
You've got to love the jorts.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- April 26, 2012 at 10:09 am
Might as well throw some weapons in there too, have it be 5 on 5 and have it go down in the Thunderdome
LOKI- April 26, 2012 at 9:40 am
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.
Joedirt- April 26, 2012 at 9:27 am
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"