Is The New York Bad Ass on his way over to pro wrestling? Well that's what Phil Baroni would like you to believe. The 38-year-old has fought in nearly ever MMA promotion you can name, and apparently he thinks it's time to step into the squared circle. He recently tweeted that he's going to WrestleMania 31 in California this weekend, and will be signing a contract with the WWE:
Just got my flight and tickets to @Wrestlemania. I'm getting flown it to sign my contract and see what the @wwe and @Wrestlemania are about— phil baroni (@philbaroni) March 27, 2015
He also claimed in another tweet that he was 225 pounds and "clean as a whistle". Baroni (15-18) is on a three-fight losing streak in MMA, most recently getting stopped by Karo Parisyan last July in Bellator. That upped his losing streak to three.
While life in the WWE might be a good fit for the outspoken fighter, other sources (Jeremy Botter of Bleacher Report) are claiming that there is no deal in place:
Think Baroni is working his own angle. WWE source tells me they have zero interest in him. Said perhaps ten years ago. But too old now.— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) March 28, 2015