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Update: Baroni Won’t Press Charges Over Nutting

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From Fighters Only Magazine:

Phil Baroni says he will not be pressing charges after being subjected to a cowardly assault by an associate of his defeated opponent Scott Jansen at Saturday night’s Cage Rage event.

“These things happen.” Said Baroni. “It must be tough to see a loved one get knocked out like that. Emotions ran high. I want to put this behind me.”

Baroni, who was making his welterweight debut, knocked Jansen out in the first round of their fight.

As medical staff surrounded Jansen, Baroni approached to check on his condition and was unexpectedly headbutted by Jansen’s associate, who then immediately fled the ring. Insult was added to injury when Jansen’s girlfriend launched into a foul-mouthed tirade against Baroni. But Baroni stayed calm and made no attempt to exact retribution for the assault — although his cornerman Mark Coleman was reportedly eager to do so.

The incident was broadcast live and once again calls into question Cage Rage’s policy of allowing friends and family into the cage after fights.

Cage Rage co-promoter Dave O’Donnell says that action has already been taken following the incident and that the organisation “has issued a ban on a member of Scott’s family attending future fights.”

Previously: Baroni Wins WW Debut, Gets Headbutted by Asshole

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wiseman- July 13, 2008 at 10:31 pm
this shows that baroni has a decent amount of class i developed more respect for him after reading this article
Higgz- July 13, 2008 at 7:40 pm
Baroni needs to quit hanging out with Mark Coleman.
Aaron- July 13, 2008 at 5:19 pm
That guy had some nutz to nut Barroni like that. Barroni did the right thing, though it would bave been nice to see that jackass get beat down by Coleman.
Scott P- July 13, 2008 at 5:03 pm
A better view here:
Craig- July 13, 2008 at 4:12 pm
only title baroni is getting is from A COMPLETELY 3RD RATE ORG THAT PUTS HIM UP VS STIFF'S!!!
craig- July 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Baroni is a douche (Maybe not)- July 13, 2008 at 3:14 pm
Wow....I can't believe that I actually think Baroni is growing up. Honestly for a guy that is either loved or hated he is really showing what a class act he can be. Mad props to Baroni for taking the high road and getting a nice knock out on top of that. I would like to see some more wins from him or maybe even a belt.
yeah- July 13, 2008 at 2:12 pm
huge class. LOL coleman wanted some action though, he's a hotheaded dood
Eric- July 13, 2008 at 1:04 pm
Baroni conducted himself with class here, he should be commended.