Ariel had to take a little verbal abuse, but the end result were some good quotes:
Ariel Helwani: Were you happy with your performance against Hose?
Phil Baroni: What the f— do you think? Was I happy with my performance against Hose? What are you retarded?
Ariel Helwani: There has been talk of a rematch in the works…does that interest you?
Phil Baroni: F— yeah it does. I’ll fight anybody anytime, especially that guy. No hard feelings, Kala (Hose) is a nice kid. But I owe him an ass-kicking. And that Icon belt ain’t too shabby. F—, I love Hawaii…sign me up.
Ariel Helwani: You’re next fight is against Murilo Ninja Rua on CBS. Did you ever think, when you started out in this sport, that you would get a chance to fight on a network like CBS?
Phil Baroni: No, nobody did. Not the fighters anyway. Back then you weren’t fighting to become rich or famous. You did it because you loved it. You wanted to compete (and) prove yourself.
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