Baroni: 'I do the best with what I got'

source: cagepotato.com
 

With his fight against Brad Tavares booked for UFC 125 on 1/1/11, Phil Baroni has two options in front of him — victory, or possible banishment from the UFC. Now training out of the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, The New York Badass had a lot to say.

On his gameplan for Tavares:
"I've been doing this for ten years. There's no surprises. I'm gonna do what I do best."

On his conditioning:
"It's genetic, dude. I've been training cardio for the last ten years, hard. It's genetic. You got a guy like Cain Velasquez who just don't get tired. He can just train all day. Even a guy like Koscheck."

"I don't think there's anything I'm not doing that other guys are doing. I have a lot better punching power than those guys. And I think I'm faster, I have more fast-twitch. I know I can beat them both in a race. But in a longer duration, those guys can keep going, and that's one of the things that separates us."

"It seems like a lot of the Mexican guys have real good cardio, throughout history and in the UFC. Diego Sanchez has great cardio, Cain Velasquez, a ton of guys. I don't know what it is, man, but I do the best with what I got."

On his return to middleweight:
"I had almost no muscle at 170 and I still got tired, so that obviously wasn't the answer. I feel a lot stronger [at 185]. That's how I fight — I'm an explosive, fast fighter — but if I don't have that, what do I have?"

"And I didn't have much going into that fight with Amir. I had a horrible training camp, I had a horrible performance...so I might as well go back up."

On life after MMA:
"I don't know yet. I'm too old for the Jersey Shore. We'll see, I'm not ready to give it up yet, so hopefully I'll get a couple wins in the UFC, two or three wins back to back, and change my whole life and change everyone's outlook on my career."

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JohnnyBrabo site profile image  

11/2/10 7:26 PM by JohnnyBrabo

Just needs some Gamma-O, imo.Always been a Baroni fan. Met him at an event in Sacramento when he was still fighting in PRIDE. Nice guy. Doesn't wash his hands after using the restroom, though. Just sayin.....Also, win or lose I will always root for Italian fighters.

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11/2/10 7:26 PM by JohnnyBrabo

Just needs some Gamma-O, imo.Always been a Baroni fan. Met him at an event in Sacramento when he was still fighting in PRIDE. Nice guy. Doesn't wash his hands after using the restroom, though. Just sayin.....Also, win or lose I will always root for Italian fighters.

Oddessa site profile image  

11/2/10 7:24 PM by Oddessa

Phil could easily be in the movies...always thought he would be great guy to run into Johnny Drama on an Entourage Episode..in a fender bender with theglad garbage bag...  Drama (to Phil):  "bro...wtf..you stopped short in front of me...wtf.. (pauses and re evaluates the 'situation'...no pun) oh shit ..wait....are u the NY Bad Ass? oh fuk man..shit....I'm sorry..." 12 mins later...cuts to big party..strippers...bong hits..and Vince paying for a new window for NYBA... Rob Weis make it happen for a native NYer... NYBA 4 Life!

Oddessa site profile image  

11/2/10 7:24 PM by Oddessa

Phil could easily be in the movies...always thought he would be great guy to run into Johnny Drama on an Entourage Episode..in a fender bender with theglad garbage bag...  Drama (to Phil):  "bro...wtf..you stopped short in front of me...wtf.. (pauses and re evaluates the 'situation'...no pun) oh shit ..wait....are u the NY Bad Ass? oh fuk man..shit....I'm sorry..." 12 mins later...cuts to big party..strippers...bong hits..and Vince paying for a new window for NYBA... Rob Weis make it happen for a native NYer... NYBA 4 Life!

Jerry Spiegel site profile image  

11/2/10 7:04 PM by Jerry Spiegel

i would love to see phil on jersey shore

Jerry Spiegel site profile image  

11/2/10 7:04 PM by Jerry Spiegel

i would love to see phil on jersey shore

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11/2/10 6:10 PM by Seamus619

 Baroni fan for life.

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11/2/10 6:10 PM by Seamus619

 Baroni fan for life.

Oddessa site profile image  

11/2/10 5:58 PM by Oddessa

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11/2/10 5:58 PM by Oddessa

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