"Randy Couture has a legacy. Wanderlei Silva has a legacy. Chuck Liddell, guys like that who have been champions, they have legacies. For me, I'd say I want my piece of the pie.
"It used to be if I'd see someone with a Tapout t-shirt five or six years ago, they'd nod at me because they know who Phil Baroni is. Now everyone and their brother has a Tapout shirt on, and they don't know half the fighters in the sport. It's a different time. A lot of guys made a lot of money and got a lot of exposure off the sport I dedicated my life to. I'm not going to lie, I'm happy for those guys, but I want my piece. It's my turn now."
It's maybe a little too fitting that Baroni will get one last chance to breathe some life back into his career on New Year's Day. It's the kind of thing that, if it were a movie, would be perfect to the point of being annoying.
rjhartman - You have no legacy because you've done nothing to earn one. Go away.
VTFD... What is your legacy? What have you done? What have you EVER done that required you to put your heart, soul, body and mind on the line? Anything?? Have you ever put yourself on the line for anything? My guess is that the furthest you ever put yourself at risk was hiding in your mother's closet and beating off in one of your illeterate father's dress socks hoping you wouldn't get caught!
Talking shit to a fucking legend, you should be banned from breathing!
Never said he wasnt a warrior, never said he didnt leave it all in the cage when he comes to fight. I'd love to see mma fighters (Baroni included) get paid or their "piece of the pie", what they deserve. But to include himself in the same breath with the 3 fighters he named is delutional. He keeps getting 2nd chances with the big organizations when younger, more skilled, more DESERVING fighters are still toiling away at some fairgrounds in BFE. And Teufel Hunden (devil dog) all I do everyday when I punch in to work is feed and water 1500 convicted felons, no putting your ass on the line there.