I was going to write some nice little intro on how Phil Baroni is gearing up for his fight against Murilo “Ninja” Rua on CBS but I think it would be wise to just get into our interview. Let me just quickly say that I have never conducted an interview quite like this one…and that’s a good thing. Here is an excerpt…
Ariel Helwani: How did it feel to get back in the ring after a long layoff?
Phil Baroni: I felt like shit after about four minutes. I was out of shape (and) I didn’t train for seven months. (It’s) nobody’s fault but my own. Oh well, I made a mistake. F*ck it, I’ll take it out on Ninja. Poor Ninja.
Ariel Helwani: Were you happy with your performance against Hose?
Phil Baroni: What the f*ck do you think? Was I happy with my performance against Hose? What are you retarded?
Ariel Helwani: There has been talk of a rematch in the works…does that interest you?
Phil Baroni: F*ck yeah it does. I’ll fight anybody anytime, especially that guy. No hard feelings, Kala (Hose) is a nice kid. But I owe him an ass-kicking. And that Icon belt ain’t too shabby. F*ck, I love Hawaii…sign me up.
Ariel Helwani: You’ve trained with Kimbo Slice before, what are your thoughts on him?
Phil Baroni: He is a big, black, tough motherf*cker. Could it be anymore obvious?
.:: Read the full interview on MMARated.com ::.
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