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Tale of Two Baroni Videos

Two very different stories emerge in these two very different Phil Baroni videos. The only thing they even have in common (besides the presence of Phil Baroni) is that in both clips we get glimpses of the story that Baroni is telling himself in order to make his life seem more livable. In the above video from MMA Rated the story is that he’s been in the wrong weight class all these years and that’s what’s been holding him back. In the one below (props to Fightlinker for digging it up), the story is that he was one of the best fighters in Pride and one of the top middleweights in the UFC for two years, despite the fact that he is poor (though he’s still a rawkstah).

What’s weird is that the second video, which is an older one but also one that offers a far more honest take, makes him seem almost likable. I know it sounds crazy, but just take a look and see for yourself.

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Dr.- July 13, 2008 at 3:52 pm
I was surprised he made it through the first vid without swearing every two seconds.

Also surprised by the humbleness. I did make fun of him for his CBS entrance and performance. Mainly because I thought he was just a walking loudmouth. He was contradicting himself at the time of the CBS fight, saying he's not in the game for fame, just the fighting but the first vid improves my perception of him. I'd like to see him amp things up at 170.

Best of luck, NYBA.
zunkwan- July 12, 2008 at 6:45 pm
after that car clip, and the video of him flexing after a win yelling i'm da best, i am a huge baroni fan.
DOZER- July 12, 2008 at 6:11 pm
I actually like Baroni, yes hes a loudmouth sometimes but hes a New Yorker. Plus he will pretty much fight anyone anytime......hes tuff
Stephan' Boner- July 12, 2008 at 12:17 pm
Man i was half expecting Xzibit to pop out mid clip an offer to pimp tha mess!
TEMPLE- July 11, 2008 at 5:24 pm
Man, now I feel really bad for making fun of Baroni. I almost want to take up a collection to get him a new car...or at least some tape that won't melt in the Las Vegas heat.
shutupandfight- July 11, 2008 at 12:55 pm
"Basically i'm sponsored by Glad."....lmfao...WAR BARONI!
Warcraft- July 11, 2008 at 8:00 am
I though he had a ok chin not great but can take a shot and not go to sleep right away. But no cardio and he just doesn't seem as good without his juice. I think its all mental without his superstuff(steroids) to give him an edge he doesn't think he can win.
Noah- July 11, 2008 at 3:21 am
His questionable chin is no match to his lack of cardio. Watch out though, the NYBA is dangerous in the first 2 minutes.
THANKS- July 11, 2008 at 2:57 am
Baroni is a decent guy, it is just an image he play on TV before the fights. You people should know that. Phil just has a weak chin, thats his flaw.
Kalib Starnes- July 11, 2008 at 1:56 am
This was suppose to be a secret but I guess I'll let it out of the bag. I will be fighting Phil Baroni this Friday on the Marathon Channel. Check Your local listings or contact your satelite/cable provider for further information.
kissenger- July 10, 2008 at 10:33 pm
Stupid post. I see no inconsistency here. The fact that he kicked some ass as a middleweight doesn't mean that he wouldn't have been better off at welter. Plus, the second video is very funny.

As far as his next opponent goes, he's pretty much a can, but that's not to say Baroni can't fight legitimate fighters again, and do well.
Polish- July 10, 2008 at 10:17 pm
Never would have expected that, I actually gained a little respect for the NYBA watching those as odd as it sounds. Anyone know who he is fighting @ 170? Post it in the forums I never remember to check comments.
MMANewbExpert- July 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm
I think both videos make him seem more likable then most of what I've seen from him. The top video he said "i had no excuse, I just got beat" Everything he said made sense and he seemed to be fairly introspective.

The bottom video was just hilarious.

If this was all I had seen on Baroni I'd swear he seemed like a decent guy.
Kim Couture is a cunt- July 10, 2008 at 9:39 pm
Phil Baroni is nothing more than a punching bag wrapped in sequins. He is a steroid cheat loudmouth that cant back any of it up. I hope he just goes away.