MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Phil Baroni’s Mom Works at Starbucks, Makes Lattes For Matt Serra

In this talk with Fox News’s "Fight Game" it’s difficult to tell whether Phil Baroni is drunk or just on the downward slope of a career spent getting punched in the head.  It’s like that time you did a terrible karaoke rendition of "Little Red Corvette" before throwing up all over your girlfriend’s shoes.  There’s only one acceptable explanation, and it’s ‘I was drunk.’  Let’s hope the seven-dollar beers at the Mandalay Bay were to blame for how this interview turned out, and not ten years worth of abuse in the cage.   

The catalyst for this particular discussion is the UFC 109 victory by fellow New Yorker Matt Serra over one of Baroni’s Xtreme Couture training partners, Frank Trigg.  Apparently, gym loyalties are nothing compared to regional ones.  Plus, Serra goes into the Starbucks where Baroni’s mom works and gives her good tips, while all Trigg has ever done is make an awkward pass at her at Baroni’s wedding.  Yet another situation where ‘I was drunk’ is the only explanation that will suffice.   

After the jump, Eddie Bravo discusses his path to jiu-jitsu, and subtly overstates his own importance.




(Props: Fight Magazine)

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rlh61- February 9, 2010 at 1:00 pm
...then the mocking would be warrented. And I'd want pictures for proof.
ghostboner- February 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm
Really I agree with you though. Phil's mom is probably a nice lady and I don't see how working at Starbucks warrants mocking her. I think you should have to earn your mocking. Now if Phil should ever drunkenly admit that his mom has a giant sword/cock tattooed on her chest...
ghostboner- February 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm
@LargeMidget - I didn't actually notice the pun when I wrote that, I'm just a redneck and that's how I talk. But thanks for being taller than me, now I'll prob get laid off at the circus as the worlds largest midget. Unless I can be a draw as the amazing bearded man...
Judo Panda- February 9, 2010 at 11:44 am
10th planet is great system for no gi its all about your own style and preference
Smitty- February 9, 2010 at 9:56 am
@ robthom
funniest shit I've read in a while bro
robthom- February 9, 2010 at 9:04 am
I love you Mamma, but I must set out into the world to become a man.

I'm moving into the basement to lift weights and be a cage fighter.

Arrivederci, till we meet again.



Oh yeah one more thing before I leave, when's dinner gonna be ready?
winklepicker- February 9, 2010 at 7:00 am
You know, after initially thinking he was nothing but a buffoon filled with steroids and jackassery, I've come to really like Phil Baroni.
jimbonics- February 9, 2010 at 6:51 am
Midgets are heavy, man. I had to lift Kenny Baker by his elbows once and nearly shit myself.
rlh61- February 9, 2010 at 5:29 am
6'4"...that certainly qualifies as a LargeMidget...hell, that's two midgets stacked on top of each other. Maybe you should be SmallGiant...just sayin...
TheFactor- February 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

And then suddenly ..... BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA.

Eddie Bravo = stoned.
LargeMidget- February 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm
^ I get it.

But in real life, I'm 6'4''.
ghostboner- February 8, 2010 at 11:14 pm
Hey LargeMidget mighty tall of ya to stick up for Phil's mom there. Mighty tall indeed.
Sunburned- February 8, 2010 at 10:07 pm
Phils right guys, Serra deserves another shot.
reddog- February 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm
Large Midget: Phil but together coherent sentences, was pleasant, and entertaining.

Say what now? you sound like chuck on a bender.
LargeMidget- February 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm
The Bens should lay off Baroni. It's no secret that MMA fighters don't make a whole shitload of money, especially those with a career like Phil's. My mother doesn't make much more than a barista at her job, though she's very good at what she does and she gets health benefits and tuition discounts for our whole family. I bet Mrs. Baroni is a very nice lady and there's absolutely no shame in her working at Starbucks, likewise there is no shame for Phil Baroni to have a mother that works at Starbucks, or to be drunk at an MMA event. Phil but together coherent sentences, was pleasant, and entertaining. Most of the people reading this couldn't do that when they're that drunk.

That video was funny but don't see it as a reason to pick on Baroni. As of this moment I'm more drunk than he was when he had that interview and let me tell you; if it weren't for the backspace key you wouldn't be able to understand anything I'm saying.

Good to see the NYBA on camera.
LargeMidget- February 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm
If you're one of Joe Rogan's best friends, you kick ass.
Sjsurf- February 8, 2010 at 8:14 pm
Just read Baroni's tweets. Every 8 out of 10 is about being drunk in the desert, naked, lost, confused and loathing in hopelessness.
halfbreed23- February 8, 2010 at 6:59 pm
Nice! Bravo got in the "First!" before anyone else on this comment thread
Smitty- February 8, 2010 at 6:12 pm
"That's a great question Bas, and all I want to say is that my name is Bill Pharoni, and I trained with Trank Figg, but Satt Merra gave my mama good tips so, I don't know who won the fight........"
StRyKeR- February 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm
Santa Ana, maybe???
dogpt3- February 8, 2010 at 5:18 pm
My guess is that the nY badass stays at least that inebriated for the next week while galavanting around town with Serra eating pasta and hitting on old broads at starbucks with the situation.
ghostboner- February 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm
Seriously bravo? I have been wondering why people train with a gi since I was like 12 as well. I'm pretty sure about a million people have questioned the practicality of learning techniques that are dependent on a gi. Who knows, maybe Bravo was the first to really break away from it, but I doubt it.
Captain Cannabis- February 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm
...and what Eddie forgets to mention is that the best no-gi grapplers aren't from 10th planet.
daeyeth- February 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm
"it's difficult to tell whether Phil Baroni is drunk"

No, it wasn't lol
PANTERROR- February 8, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Eddie is the man. He probably makes more from his 10th Planet JJ gyms than Rogan's hog. Or his books.
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