Phil Baroni Interview
You can say everything about Phil "The People Champ" Baroni, oh yes he talks a lot, he could be too confident, but I think that hes a great guy, i ask him this interview and whitin few hours ive got it. Hes a great athlete and a future star of our wonderful sport.
SFUK Italia : Could you tell us about your background ?
Phil Baroni: my background in order is wrestling, boxing, kickboxing , jui jitsu
SFUK Italia : How did you get started in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) ?
Phil Baroni: I finished college and wanted to still compete. MMA is the perfect sport for me. Im made for it.
SFUK Italia : When did you have your first MMA fight?
Phil Baroni: summer of 2000 I KO'ed a UFC alternate in my first UFC fight
SFUK Italia : How did you feel entering the UFC for the first time?
Phil Baroni: I was excited to enter the UFC my first time . I was ready . It was just another fight for me
SFUK Italia : What do you think about your next opponent Matt Lindland ?
Phil Baroni: Matt is a great wrestler and ranked 2nd in MMA at my weight . Im gonna KO him and take his spot.
SFUK Italia : How do you prepare for this match, what kind of training ?
Phil Baroni: Im doing nothing diferent for him than i usually do.He has to try and stop me
SFUK Italia : Whats your thoughts about Zuffa and UFC ?
Phil Baroni : ZUFFA is doing a great job promoting the sport. There is not much to say there getting the job done and then some.
SFUK Italia : What do you think about the future of MMA ?
Phil Baroni: Thanks to ZUFFA the future of MMA looks bright. I just hope a small show dosent ruin it for us by having mismatches and getting guys hurt
SFUK Italia : What plans do you have for your future, I mean after UFC 34 ?
Phil Baroni: My future is the middle weight title . I will be the best 185 MMA in the world
SFUK Italia : Do you have anything to say to your italian and european fans?
Phil Baroni: Ill represent my Italian heritage. Ill make them proud and give them some one to cheer for and relate to
SFUK Italia : Thank you People's Champ
Interview by Claudio Freschi - SFUK Italia, 7 October 2001
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