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5 Oz. Video: Phil Baroni expresses desire to return to the UFC

During a recent trip to Las Vegas for the live finale for the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, began to produce video for the first time. Earlier this week we presented interviews with Ryan Bader and Anthony Johnson and our newest interview is with Phil Baroni.

While interviewing Baroni, we asked him about where his career could be headed next, whether a rematch with Frank Shamrock is possible in 2009, what it was like fighting for EliteXC, and more.

  • Matt says:

    “During a recent trip to Las Vegas for the live finale for the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter … ”

    I believe it was The Ultimate FIghter 8 Finale, not seven.

  • greg says:

    why do ppl feel the need to always correct shit on websites…seriously dude u have no comment on the video just had to point out a typo……

  • jj420 says:

    i used to hate phil baloney, but he’s a character that grows on you. he’s not the most technical or well conditioned (at 185 at least) but he always brings it. i’d like to see him return to the ufc or go to affliction.

    Sam: one word of advice on the video interviews, you might want to run the audio through a normalization/compression routine to help compensate for the on-camera microphone. done correctly it will make it so that your voice isn’t as loud and your interviewee’s voice is more in the audible range.

    Editor’s Note: Last weekend was our first foray into video content. Needless to say, we learned a lot from the experience and are working on plans to ensure improvements as we look to do future shoots.

  • The Zoner says:

    Buy a tripod and mic. This site is worth better production values!

    Editor’s Note: That’s a pretty ignorant statement. How would you know what we can or can’t afford? Support our sponsors and buy something from our store and I can ensure you we will continue to keep reinvesting into the site. Or, how about you just buy a mic and tripod for us?

  • D.Capitated says:

    Man, Baroni has picked up a stutter it seems in recent years. He looked horrible against Olaf Alonso too.

  • Handover Fist says:

    The guys not even a top 20 Welterweight, I just don’t see any reason the UFC would offer him a contract.

  • paddiosf says:

    He’s washed up, Baroni had his window of oppunrtinity with the UFC and I cant see the UFC bringing him back..It’s funny how everyone wants to come back after being out there in the tough fight business..

  • hindsightufuk says:

    guy is entertaining, may never be a great fighter, may never get a title shot anywhere, but i’d love to see him take on the big boys again. he’s a wanker sure, but if all athletes were straight laced and respectful, where would the fun be?

  • KTru says:

    Baroni is looking for work and the UFC just will not call. They are too busy signing large heavyweights for an eventual 225lb weight class. No work or no need for a guy who puts himself over like he is a GQ stud.

  • Voridor says:

    I’m not a Baroni fan, but its debatable if the UFC would hire him. They should give him a one fight shot. If he wins in a dominate fashion, keep him! His commentating stills are terrible though…I remember Joe Rogan making fun of him a long time ago live which was great!

  • chris says:

    he may not be the best fighter but he’s fucking hilarious. i love that guy. but he has no place in the ufc not at ww or mw. it would be embarrassing.

  • HexRei says:

    greg on December 19th, 2008 6:21 pm

    why do ppl feel the need to always correct shit on websites…seriously dude u have no comment on the video just had to point out a typo……

    A better question is why you have a problem with someone going out of their way, free of charge, to help a website provide more accurate information? Hell, even pointing out a typo is free copyediting, which normally pays $30+ an hour. anyone who takes offense at this much not care much about the quality of the site.

  • HexRei says:

    *must not care much.

  • Mikey P says:

    Phil Baroni may not want to be a journeyman, but that is exactly what he is. And there is nothing wrong with that. Like he said, he has had the opportunity to travel all over the world and compete. He made a name for himself doing something he enjoys. But if he thinks he has a another shot in the big show, I’m afraid he is dreaming. He hasn’t won in the UFC since early 2005, and subsequently lost his following 4 UFC matches. Plus, he tested positive for steroids after his fight with Shamrock. As for the production quality, I really could care less. I can see him and I can hear him, that’s all I need. And I appreciate you guys getting the interview.

  • freedom fighter says:

    when phil baroni talks he reminds me of rocky balboa ….hey adrian yo adrian….lol

  • Mike Wolfe says:

    Baroni may be a character who puts on a good show, but throw him in the Octagon with somebody like Alves, Fitch, Kos or Lytle and he’ll be eaten alive. I don’t think he’s competitive in the UFC.


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