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Thursday, Jul 18, 2002

“ny Bad Ass” Invades Hbo Hit Series Oz

CO Phil Baroni

Phil Baroni, known for his exciting fighting style and chiseled build, has landed a guest slot on the upcoming season of HBO hit series OZ. "It has been pretty easy getting Phil work on TV — he has a good look and build, and is becoming well known as a fighter. My major problem is that he is living in Las Vegas now and I get calls for movie and TV work on the East Coast," claimed his manager.

Phil plays a Corrections Officer on an episode of the upcoming season on HBO. "Things are looking real good for Phil right now, we are going to contract with a new sponsor in the food industry and are in talks with other sponsors outside of the MMA industry. I think it’s really important for managers to look outside the sport and get other companies involved with the fighters from a growth and marketing standpoint."

By Eduardo Alonso

Ruas Injured…
Wallid to Face Kazunari at UFO

      In a surprising turn of events, FCF just found out that UFC legend Marco Ruas was injured this week and it looks like he will be replaced in his scheduled fight against Murakami Kazunari by Wallid Ismail [pictured].

Wallid Ismail
      Reports indicate that Marco injured his hand, however the extent and proportion of his injury is not known for sure yet. We will be in touch with the Ruas camp to learn more about his situation and whether he is officially out of the UFO event or not. Whether Marco is will be in the event or not, one thing is certain, Kazunari — who is training at the Brazilian Top Team academy in Rio — will be facing Carlson Gracie student, Wallid Ismail. Wallid is coming off of a loss to Alex Stiebling at PRIDE 19 and a win against Kazunari at the Tokyo Dome on national television in Japan could do wonders for his career. We will keep a close eye on further UFO developments and keep you updated.

posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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