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Phil Baroni Released From The UFC, But Ready To Get Back In The Cage

As expected, Phil Baroni received his walking papers from the UFC following his loss to Brad Tavares at UFC 125. Baroni was clearly upset after the fight, but said he expected to be cut and is already planning to fight again in March.

Baroni commented on the fight with Tavares earlier today and said he lost “because I forgot to duck two times.”

“That pretty much is it, case closed. I should have ducked the kick and the right hand after it. That about sums up why I lost. I was doing pretty good before the break. I had a lapse in concentration and got clipped for it two times,” he posted on The Underground.

“Enough with the threads and dumb talk. I have already got back on the diet and road work again. I should be fighting again in March.”

Who he’ll fight for is anyone’s guess, but MMA Junkie says he’s already received offers from “at least five” smaller promotions, so he’ll definitely land somewhere.

No other cuts have been confirmed yet, but I’m guessing Brandon Vera will be the next big name to go. His loss to Thiago Silva was his third in a row and his price tag isn’t cheap at $60k/$60k.

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