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Phil Baroni Recalls Early UFC Days

During the early days of the UFC, the promotion ran into trouble about their legality. Then the Ferttita brothers and Dana White entered the picture. They would revamp the company and build it into the global business it is today.

One of the early names attached to the UFC at the time was Phil Baroni. He looks back at his time and how all the fighters have changed throughout the years.

“I remember when ZUFFA hired them and I ran into them in Vegas over 12 years ago,” wrote Baroni in his Bloody Elbow blog. “I know all the faces and they all remember me, probably wondering what the f— am I still doing here.”

Baroni hasn’t won a UFC fight since 2002. He’s been competing out of ONE FC where he’s 1-1. He meets Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC Rise to Power. It’s May 31 from the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.