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Reduced Suspension Speeds Baroni’s Return To Octagon
By Loretta Hunt

UFC middleweight brawler Phil Baroni has gotten a reprieve of sorts, following the yearlong administrative suspension that was imposed on him after his performance at November 21st‘s UFC 45. In a tense bout with Team Quest’s Evan Tanner, an enraged Baroni grabbed and swung two times at referee Larry Landless following a questionable stoppage late in round one after Tanner had fully mounted his opponent on the ground.

UFC 45: Phil Baroni (right) vs. Evan Tanner
UFC 45: Baroni vs. Tanner

Mohegan Tribe representatives, who had been ringside to observe the infraction, conferred backstage in the moments following the attack of the official and handed down the penalty shortly after without a formal hearing. As is often standard with rulings of this kind, the Mohegan Tribe’s decision to suspend Baroni was reciprocated by various sports athletic commissions and regulatory bodies, including the influential Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversees at least three UFC events a year.

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