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Riggs a No-Show For Strikeforce Conference Call, Baroni Continues to Talk About His Sex Life

(Some say Goldberg had a legit sexual harassment claim after what happens in the 0:49 mark in this interview, but clearly he was asking for it walking in there dressed like that.)

The war of words between Strikeforce fighters Joe Riggs and Phil Baroni this week seemed to promise an interesting encounter on today’s media conference call to promote Saturday night’s Strikeforce event on Showtime.  The only problem is that Riggs failed to pick up a phone in time, so Baroni was left alone with Jake Shields and the notoriously tight-lipped Robbie Lawler to do all the talking.  Fortunately Baroni had prepared all his life for just such a moment.

Some highlights from the NYBA:

On Joe Riggs, dependability, and professionalism:

“The guy is a no-show for the conference call. He’s got a real big problem. I’ve been telling you since Day 1 you better have someone else lined up because I don’t think he’s going to show up. We’re all busy and we’re all training right now and we don’t want to do this but we’re all big and professional except that (expletive).  It’s up to him how long the fight is going to last. I want to show everyone in MMA that I’m for real. All roads lead through Joe Riggs. I’m planning on blowing right through this kid.”

On dropping to welterweight:

“It’s been real comfortable. Losing 16 pounds of muscle helped a lot. I feel great. I feel like I’m 19 years old again. I have tons of energy. I feel like I should be on a box of Wheaties and doing cereal commercials.”

On certain, shall we say, lifestyle changes:

“I’m on edge right now. Don’t cross me now because I haven’t had sex in four weeks and I’m on a diet. I’m ready to kill someone. This is going to be a war and I’m in total fight mode. I don’t even know what I’m talking about right now. Next question.”

On what we can expect on Saturday night:

“I’m just ready to go. It’s a coming out party for me. I’m a different person out there. Joe Riggs is underestimating me and making a big mistake. The talking is done. It’s time to do it in the ring. I can’t wait to get in there and show the world I’m a legitimate contender and can do this. Better later than never.”

So, to sum up, Baroni shows up to conference calls not because he wants to but because he’s a goddamned professional; he has tons of energy after losing sixteen pounds; he hasn’t had sex in weeks and, as a result, has no idea what he’s saying; he plans to prove that even in his mid-thirties he’s still a “contenda.”

What do you think, Potato Nation?  Is it just the typical pre-fight jive-talk from the Bad Ass, or will Baroni once again be able to deliver some excitement beyond just his interviews and entrances?

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Chri534.- June 3, 2009 at 9:42 pm
Sweet, let me know if you can think of any clever terms on a bet...If not, the loser has to be Baroni's phantom mare after the fight I about high stakes.

...I need to go find that video of that ipecac bet, I never did get around to watching it before...
Richard Fitzentite- June 3, 2009 at 9:43 am
He's tha Best Eva....Best.....Eva.
OscarHarris- June 3, 2009 at 8:43 am
After hearing Baroni obsess over having no sex for the last few days I'm betting the fight will end in round 1 with MMA's first TKO via ass rape.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- June 3, 2009 at 7:38 am
@ Chri534.

Sure thing, dude. I'm up for a friendly wager.

....but I won't drink epicac if I lose!
LoneWolf- June 3, 2009 at 7:32 am
Baroni should get into commentating after hes done.....hes one funny mfer....
LukeTheDuke- June 3, 2009 at 5:39 am
lol@Goldberg Quip
Kuato- June 3, 2009 at 2:28 am
Not quite sure why, but I'll be rooting for Baroni to pulverize Riggs. It'll be cool to see a fellow uncircumcised guy whoop some ass :)
Chri534.- June 3, 2009 at 12:59 am
Wow, I'm surprised at the lack of support for Riggs. OBI, want to put a friendly wager on this? I'm predicting a submission in round 2 for Riggs. Let me know if you want to put funny money on it or something else.
Cookie Monster- June 2, 2009 at 11:42 pm
smash shields you say? ha...bay style kung fu will always beat that new york guido flailing monkey style crap.
T BONE- June 2, 2009 at 9:29 pm
these comments are hilarious. lol. i didnt even realise these fights were coming up so soon thats awesome looking forward to it
KidDinomite- June 2, 2009 at 9:21 pm
Well if anything at least Baroni will have an entertaining fight. Even though he looks and acts like a total douche. Still, I'm hoping he has a good fight and doesn't get KTFO or submitted in 30 seconds...
ktfo- June 2, 2009 at 8:47 pm
baroni is the best eva!!! hes gonna smash riggs... then he will smash shields
Art Gibs- June 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm
@old bald

Hilarious... Keep it up.
T1- June 2, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Baroni + 1
4inch4skin- June 2, 2009 at 7:34 pm
Interesting, so Baroni's not circumsised...

Does this mean that he too has a 4 inch foreskin?
BackbaconBilly- June 2, 2009 at 7:15 pm
I'm liking Baroni's chances in this fight, riggs has never been too impressive so I think she'll end early with the NYBA hand raised high.
Than- June 2, 2009 at 6:59 pm
Well since were on the subject and everyone is real interested...I'm not circumcised either.
K.E.G.- June 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm
The more I hear Baroni talk the more i hope he kills Diesel. The comments Riggs is making are out of line and I hope he gets smashed.

Hopefuly baroni beats Riggs, Diaz beats Smith and we can have a catch weight fight with the two best interviewers\shit talkers in MMA.

Baroni=biggest Guido evvvvvva!
Bandy13- June 2, 2009 at 6:25 pm
has everyone forgotten that he is the best evaaaa?

hope he pulls this one out.
no, not his cock, but a win.
Cookie Monster- June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm
im gonna bet on a double knockout...the douchbaggery in the air will be so thick once the bell sounds neither tools will be able to breathe. between diesels crayon tattoo and baronis caveman level speech pattern, all of the oxygen will be forced from the ring. no matter who actually gets knocked out we all win!
Old_Bald_and_Irish- June 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm
@ DangadaDang

"Smith is gunna KO Diaz"

Dude, that is gonna be one hell of a fight.

I can't think of anyone in MMA, outside of Sakuraba, that can take more punishment than Smith.

Diaz is gonna be smashing Smith's face, but he won't go down. I don't know how this one is gonna end, but it's got 'Fight of the Night' written all over it.

I love Diaz and I love Smith, but one of these guys is gonna break my heart.

...hmmm...that sounded gay...

...whatever...Old, Gay and Irish?....nah...doesn't have the same 'ring' to it.
Old_Bald_and_Irish- June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm
Wait a minute....

Baroni's not circumcised?


Showing your junk to Goldberg does NOTHING to help the fight against people who think the ground game is gay.

Baroni: - 12 points

Keep it in yer pants, bro. I know Goldberg is hot and all, but that shit was just not necessary.
DangadaDang- June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm
Baroni is gunna stomp Riggs, then Smith is gunna KO Diaz, and the world will be whole again
Old_Bald_and_Irish- June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm
Screw it. I'm buying the hype.

Baroni is gonna bust Diesel's ass up but good.

I've seen the vids of Phil over the last two days. He doesn't look like a guy whos juiced up. He looks like a guy who hasn't had sex in four weeks.

Hey Phil!

I feel your pain. my 'nads.

Prediciction: Baroni will sever Rigg's head from his body.

Based on my past predictions, expect the opposite to happen.

One Two- June 2, 2009 at 5:53 pm
god i don't even know who to go for Riggs with his ridiculously gay tattoos or baroni with his ridiculous gay entrances. tuff call.