Phil Baroni Says He's Going to Knock Karo Parisyan Out
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.22.2014
He's coming to win at Bellator 122...
Phil Baroni spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Karo Parisyan at Bellator 122. Check out the highlights:
On why the fight is perfect for him: "I'm a prototypical MMA fighter where Karo is totally unorthodox. I think I can hold my own with him, I don't plan on getting thrown on my head...I'm going to bring it, definitely. I respect Karo, he's a tough dude. When he brings his A-game, he's a tough out and he's an exciting fighter."
On his strategy for the fight: "I plan on winning. I'm coming to win, I plan on winning. I'm going to try and knock him out, I'm looking to hit him hard and separate him from consciousness. He's going to look to throw me on my head and maybe armbar or kimura me. We're as opposite as you can get. The one thing we have in common is we're both tough guys. We both come to fight."
His prediction for the bout: "I'm going to knock him out. I'm going to go out there, I'm not going to let him take me down, I'm going to be first and hit him hard. I'm bigger, I'm stronger and I'm faster. I hit harder and I'm going to make him pay for getting in there with me. I'm going to knock him out and stop him early. The truth comes out in the ring. You can't hide. I can say whatever I want right now. This is the best I've ever felt in my life, greatest shape of my life – we'll find out on the 25th."