Jansen Apologizes About Baroni Incident

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Scott Jansen, to his credit, has released a statement apologizing for the post-fight incident involving Phil Baroni and members of Jansen’s family that happened at the Cage Rage event last Saturday, below is the apology in its entirety:

I want to put on record my sincere apologies to Phil Baroni, The Fans and Cage Rage for the incident that took place following my fight on Saturday. It should not have happened and the person responsible is very shamed faced.


At the time – Thanks to his incredible right hook – I was unaware that Phil had been assaulted. In fact I was totally unaware of anything and everything. Baroni has my utmost respect for his prowess in the Cage – And particularly the way he handled the assault following the fight.


He could have escalated the situation but instead chose to act like a true and mature ambassador for the sport.


I apologised in person to Phil on the night, he duly accepted my gesture – Shook Hands – and bought him a drink. There is no ill feeling from Phil or his Team and I now wish to continue to strive to improve myself as a fighter and concentrate on my career.

I wanted to make that apology public.


Very cool that he did that as he obviously had nothing to do with the incident.  I do wonder though – why didn’t Jansen name the instigators in the incident, namely his brother and his wife?  And another thing – Cage Rage, in my humble opinion, needs to revisit its policies regarding who it allows into the ring.  For those of you who did not see the incident in question, here it is:

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