Baroni: ONE FC fans make you feel good, don't rip us apart

 

Phil Baroni has competed in grappling tournaments in high school gyms, and all the way up to fighting in the UFC ten times, and for the Strikeforce title.

When he signed with ONE FC, his expectations were not high, but he never the less found himself in a first class show, broadcast to 28 Asian countries, in front of a profoundly appreciative live audience.

Friday Phil Baroni fights Nobutatsu Suzuki on the main-card of "ONE FC 9: Rise to Power," live from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. ONE FC 9 streams via online pay-per-view.

"I didn't feel like I took a step down," Baroni told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I was still in a big show."

"(They don't) idolize us, but put us on a pedestal," Baroni said of the Singapore fans, adding "and not just look to rip us apart. It makes you feel good about yourself. They definitely appreciate the fighters and the sport."

"I always give my all. I don't try to be politically correct; I just say how I feel. I think a lot of people like that. I'm a regular guy."

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NomoRomophobia site profile image  

5/28/13 8:38 PM by NomoRomophobia

War NYBA!Feel good!

man meets fate site profile image  

5/28/13 8:23 PM by man meets fate

Well damnit let me know. I can't get him to spill the beans

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

5/28/13 5:15 PM by Pitbull3744

Hahahaha Rampage is done my man come join us in the now. Pride is over.

Ray Elbe site profile image  

5/28/13 4:40 PM by Ray Elbe

I've heard a few rumors about Mcsweeny opponent ;)

Stea1th site profile image  

5/28/13 4:06 PM by Stea1th

Baroni has only won 2 fights since OCT 08.   just fyi.

man meets fate site profile image  

5/27/13 11:51 PM by man meets fate

Agree

bknumber1 site profile image  

5/27/13 11:34 PM by bknumber1

One FC is a pretty awesome promotion. I am picking them to be the clear number 2 behind UFC in a year or so.

Dead President site profile image  

5/27/13 10:57 PM by Dead President

Love Baroni. Fighter with the heart of a lion's.

man meets fate site profile image  

5/27/13 10:55 PM by man meets fate

I have a good feeling he is, and I think mcsweeney is a possible opponent. Or min soo kim or whatever.

TEAR GAS KUSH site profile image  

5/27/13 10:52 PM by TEAR GAS KUSH

Yea the cans hes fed probably don't feel to good