Phil Baroni is a popular name among the original fans of the UFC, but he has now been arrested in Mexico for allegedly murdering his girlfriend. The news was first reported by Mexican outlet Tribuna De La Bahia, who broke the news on January 4th, 2023. According to the initial reports, it was actually Baroni himself who contacted law enforcement to tell them that his girlfriend was unconscious in their hotel room and was in need of help. When police entered the room, they reportedly discovered a nude woman on the bed covered in a sheet. She had no vital signs when inspected, and had clear signs of bruising to her face and body.
Baroni’s explanation was reportedly that he was smoking marijuana and drinking beer, when his girlfriend revealed to him that she had slept with another man. He demanded that she take a shower and when she refused, he then threw her into the shower and she hit her head as a result of the fall. He then helped her up and took her to the bed in their hotel room, when she asked for the sheet because she felt cold. Baroni did as she requested but when he later returned to the bed, he discovered that she was unconscious and he couldn’t wake her up. This was allegedly when Baroni contacted law enforcement for assistance.
Phil Baroni was quickly arrested by State Tourist Police and is currently being held by the Municipal Court of Valle De Banderas. This is far from the first time that a combat sports veteran has been arrested for the murder of another person, and sadly it is unlikely to be the last as well. The story is still ongoing and Jitsmagazine will be on hand to follow it as it develops over the coming weeks and months.