New York Fight

July 14, 2008

The “New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni assaulted after fight in England

Filed under: Mixed Martial Arts — Tags: , , , — nyfight @ 9:59 pm

From MMAWeekly.com

The ‘New York Badass’ Phil Baroni has decided not to press charges following an assault on him at Wembley Arena on Saturday night, witnessed by millions on live television.

Cage Rage officials have, however, banned the brother of his defeated opponent, Scott Jansen, from attending future fights following the incident at Cage Rage 27 presented by EliteXC.

First, the American banged out plucky Brit Jansen in a blistering battle, which lasted just 3:18 of round one. Then as Baroni went to check on Jansen’s condition, he fended off an attacker that, without warning, headbutted the 32-year-old.

A sanguine Baroni has decided to let the matter rest. “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.”

Dave O’Donnell, Cage Rage co-promoter stated, “We launched an immediate investigation into cage-side security and have issued a ban on a member of Scott’s family attending future fights.

“This should not have happened. Baroni has shown a lot of dignity throughout. Many fighters might have responded and escalated the situation.

Heres the vid of the fight
uploaded by IKTFO

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3 Comments »

  1. What a great fight! And what a great fighter and person Baroni!!

    Comment by VT — July 15, 2008 @ 12:04 pm

  2. wonderfully sarcstic

    Comment by nyfight — July 15, 2008 @ 2:36 pm

  3. As a 36 year old British teacher, I just wanted to say that I thought Beroni behaved with impeccable manners after the unfortunate incident at Wembley. Lovely to witness.
    x

    Comment by Foxy — August 13, 2008 @ 6:30 pm


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