May 22nd, 2010
Phil Baroni talks MMA return and training at Tiger Muay Thai on BJPENN.COM
MMA superstar and UFC fight veteran Phil baroni came to Tiger Muay Thai and MMA training camp, Phuket, Thailand to learn Muay Thai like a real Thai. Not only did he learn to “train like a Thai and fight like a Thai” but he also learned something about himself in the process of training and his love of the sport.
“Well you know you get everything right… right then and there. I felt like I didn’t know what to do and wasn’t sure what to do so I took off to Thailand to study Muay Thai at Tiger Muay Thai. I feel that I have always been at a disadvantage in fights where the clinch comes into play, like my last fight with knees, elbows and control and I decided to focus strictly on that because I’ve always been beat in those situations. So I went to Tiger in Thailand and just worked on Muay Thai. I didn’t train Muay Thai like I would train as a mixed martial artist. I trained like an actual Muay Thai fighter,” said Baroni.
For more on Phil’s experience at Tiger Muay Thai and MMA training Camp, Phuket, thailand and his return to the octagon see http://www.bjpenn.com/profiles/blogs/bjpenncom-exclusive-deep