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Slugfest Alert: Baroni vs. Davis Reported for UFC 111 [UPDATED]

What do you do when you have two guys who can’t win big fights but who always put on entertaining matches? Throw ‘em in a cage together and hope for a Fight of the Night, obviously. According to MMA Mania, Phil Baroni and Marcus Davis have verbally agreed to whip the New Jersey crowd into a frenzy at UFC 111 (March 27th, Newark), supporting a card that will feature Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy and (hopefully) Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin.

After nearly five years away from the UFC, Phil Baroni returned to the Octagon at UFC 106 last month to take on TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah. Baroni came out strong in the first round, but his familiar struggles with cardio cursed him once again, and Sadollah dominated the last two rounds en route to a unanimous decision. Marcus Davis is currently on a two-fight losing streak, dropping matches to Dan Hardy (via split-decision at UFC 99) and Ben Saunders (via Thai clinch execution at UFC 106).

As a more well-rounded fighter with a much better gas tank, Davis should be a strong favorite to win this one. The question is, will Baroni be cut after losing another match, or will the UFC keep him around a while longer for their further amusement?

Update: Baroni tells MMA Weekly that he has not agreed to the fight, and may take a longer hiatus to re-evaluate his training methods.

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Seoul Brother- December 24, 2009 at 5:31 am
@Sunburned: Thangyuh. Thangyuhvurrahmuch
Sunburned- December 24, 2009 at 12:21 am
Yes sir, pretty much how it would go down.
Nice response, (my brother from another mother).

Jaeger bomb! Jaeger bomb! Jaeger bomb! *pop collar* Jaeger bomb! Jaeger bomb! Jaeger bomb! *Best Evah!!* Jaeger bomb! Jaeger bomb!

robthom- December 23, 2009 at 9:55 am
Baroni is so full of shit.
How can he possibly NOT understand what he's doing wrong while continuing to train at hammerhouse?!

But I like Baroni.
And I agree 100% with the article that this is the best way to frame Baroni so that we can enjoy his meager talents.

This makes more sense as an actual fight to me than anderson/vitor.
Seoul Brother- December 23, 2009 at 6:41 am
@Sunburned: Well since Don Frye was the dude who fucked up Godzilla in "Godzilla Final Wars," I'm guessing his shit doesn't stink as far as the Japanese are concerned. Liddell would get plastered and try to score chicks, but the bitch magnet embedded in his Chuck-hawk only works on US skanks, and Phil Jabrone would bitch about having to: a) instruct a Japanese bartender how to make a Jaegerbomb, and then b) bitch repeatedly about having to pay his considerable Jaegerbomb bar tab because he's "da best evah!"
Sunburned- December 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm
Agreed, 100%.

Now just for fun...

- Picture Baroni, Frye, and Liddell in a bar, in Japan.
How do you imagine the convo went..
UFC fan- December 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm
Baroni is the Houston Alexander of MMA........useless.
Seoul Brother- December 22, 2009 at 3:23 pm
And Robocop FTW for best fuckin' name in a long time.
Robocop Didnt Tap- December 22, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Sweet Christ...Baroni fighting in Jersey? This should draw all the doo-wop dagos out of the clubs.
Goog- December 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm
I just like that has no problem wearing giant women's sunglasses.

Don Frye, your comment please?...
Seoul Brother- December 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm
The Long Island Bad Ass has a lot to get in order before he can step in the octagon again Quite frankly he's like a beat-to-fuck bull rider. You know he's thinking of one more bull, but you know he's gonna get the snot stomped out of him the next time he goes in.

Marcus Davis is a more than capable fighter, and I mean no disrespect to him, but for a has-been like Phil Baroni Jabrone to get any credibility back, he's gonna have to consistently beat fighters on a fast track to a title shot, and there's no fuckin' way he could beat GSP, Anderson Silva, or anybody else at the top of their division.
Harry Sack- December 22, 2009 at 1:42 pm
Baroni is going to unexpectedly knock Davis out just so he can hang around and annoy some MFs for awhile longer. Meanwhile Davis - by all accounts a real stand up guy - is going to be cut and head directly over to strikeforce for a title shot.
El Famous Burrito- December 22, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Phil Baroni found out this wasn't a fuckin' skank when he kneed her in the corliones three times.
NOTSOB- December 22, 2009 at 1:12 pm
@ portland mma
portland mma- December 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm
If this fight was on a Strikeforce card Dana would talk shit about it.
Yves Latrine- December 22, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Sweet, I love watching Baroni get beat up.
Mike Milbury- December 22, 2009 at 12:57 pm
Just need Baroni to start shit-talking again. Then we can watch Davis lose his mind even moreso than he did with Hardy. It will be good times!
Dante- December 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm
these comments are all amazing. Baroni all day!
skeletor- December 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm
I hope Baroni wins or that place is gonna go fuckin crazy bro. If not he'll probably be a front runner for next season of the Jersey Shore.
NOTSOB- December 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm
Irish vs Italian = Italians always come out on top HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bada bing!
Smitty- December 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm
The new york bad ass just isn't the bad ass he used to be. This should be the end of Marcus Davis' losing streak.
sxjohnson- December 22, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Hey Bens, just FYI broke the story ;-)
Mania just isn't great at citing.
El Famous Burrito- December 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm
Why cut Phil Baroni? He works for Jagerbombs and hair gel. That's called a fuckin' bargain, mamaluke!