Phil Baroni Hopes to Make a Statement in His Next Fight

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Phil Baroni (14-15) has heard others say that his conditioning isn't up to par, but he plans to show everyone that their wrong in his next fight.

"I've been hearing my entire career that I look the part, but I don't have all the gas in the tank," said Baroni on Fight Hub TV. "Even my opponents made a statement about that. I don't believe that sh*t. I'm going to be in shape."

To be better prepared, Baroni has focused heavily on the conditioning aspect of his training.

"I've been training real hard," said Baroni. "I just sparred five rounds the other day and was in Fresno training with Josh Koscheck and that guys a machine. Conditioning is not going to be a factor. Think what you want. Before my body was looking good, but there wasn't a lot of fuel in the tank. Put it this way, I have an extra gas tank for this fight."

In the last two years, Baroni is 1-5 and is currently on a two fight losing streak. He challenges Rodrigo Ribeiro (9-9) at One FC 5 on August 31.

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