Baroni takes the high road

Phil Baroni says he will not be pressing charges after being subjected to a cowardly assault by an associate of his defeated opponent Scott Jansen at Saturday night’s Cage Rage event.

“These things happen.” Said Baroni. “It must be tough to see a loved one get knocked out like that. Emotions ran high. I want to put this behind me.”

Baroni, who was making his welterweight debut, knocked Jansen out in the first round of their fight.

As medical staff surrounded Jansen, Baroni approached to check on his condition and was unexpectedly headbutted by Jansen’s associate, who then immediately fled the ring.

Insult was added to injury when Jansen’s girlfriend launched into a foul-mouthed tirade against Baroni.

But Baroni stayed calm and made no attempt to exact retribution for the assault – although his cornerman Mark Coleman was reportedly eager to do so.

The incident was broadcast live and once again calls into question Cage Rage’s policy of allowing friends and family into the cage after fights.

Cage Rage co-promoter Dave O’Donnell says that action has already been taken following the incident and that the organisation “has issued a ban on a member of Scott’s family attending future fights.”

 He added that Cage Rage has also “launched an immediate investigation into cage side security”.

“This should not have happened. Baroni has shown a lot of dignity throughout,” he said.

John O’Regan

www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php

 

 

 That's some G shit. 

TTT for Mature Bad Ass

Baroni outclassed them all.

It's been good to see Baroni transfer from a punk to a classy fighter over the years. I used to hate his ass but the last few years he's been a different Baroni.

That guy who did that neends his fuckin' ass kicked. What cowardly bullshit.

It would be nice to see him have a nice run at 170.

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“These things happen.” Said Baroni. “It must be tough to see a loved one get knocked out like that. Emotions ran high. I want to put this behind me.”



--------    Cool.

TTT for Baroni, he's one of those guys that most people want to see succeed. Props to him for pulling a Danny Bonaduce and not hitting back. The average guy wouldn't be able to restrain himself.

I made some edits:

As medical staff surrounded Jansen, Baroni approached to check on his condition and was unexpectedly headbutted by Jansen’s associate, who then immediately fled the ring BACK TO HIS TRAILER.

Insult was added to injury when Jansen’s girlfriend (AKA, THE BABY'S MAMA) launched into a foul-mouthed tirade against Baroni.

I actually like Phil now.

 Baroni by Class-bar.



Glad to see Phil acting like this.

Massive respect for Phil. I thought his reaction to the incident was extremely classy, but his statement goes above and beyond. Great to see a fighter act like a professional, even when some asshole pulls a hit and run.

i like the new Phil


gratz on the KO mang and good luck in the future

 Good move on his part and on the promoter reaction to the problem as well.

I think this is a great step in his career to take the high road on this one. Im impressed

maybe he'll have mor gas @ 70

TTT FOR NYBA

Congrats Phil

Rhymenoceros - Glad to see Baroni taking the high road.

I'd like to see Baroni call out the ref for the standup moments after Baroni achieved the mount position. That was bullshit.


He got stood up after getting mount?!

Yes. Baroni took him down and immediately to side control. Worked for a kimura for a few minutes and eventually passed into mount, as soon as he got in mount he spent time trying to make space, and after 22 seconds the fight was stood up.

The guy got ktfo and his girlfriend is a porn star. He needs to determine exactly where in life he went wrong.

TTT for NYBA