REPORT: Phil Baroni arrested for the murder of his girlfriend in Mexico

Has Phil Baroni been arrested for murder in Mexico?

On Tuesday afternoon, rumors began circulating on MMA Twitter that former UFC fighter Phil Baroni was arrested for murdering his girlfriend. The reports, from Mexico, were vague and in Spanish but appeared to tell the story of the fallen fighter.

According to, a certain Phil was under investigation for this incident. According to some sources, Mexican law prohibits the use of surnames and faces until a person is convicted of a crime.

The story, written in Spanish and then translated into English by Google, says officers arrived at a Mexican hotel where they found a woman “lying naked on a bed covered in a sheet that had multiple beating marks, bruises on his face and parts of his body, and no vital signs. »

The man, identified by the report as an American from New York, says he and the woman were arguing because she was sleeping with someone else and he ‘got to get jealous and turned on the shower telling him to come in to bathe,” she allegedly refused. The man admits having “taken her by the arms and thrown her into the shower where she hit her head”.

He says he helped her out of the shower and took her clothes off, then covered her with a sheet and left the room for “cigarettes and beer” and she was dead when he came back in. the room.

A photo is also circulating, showing a man with a blurry photo and a police officer.

As of press time, there has been no official confirmation that the man involved is Baroni. According to his recent Instagram, dated last week, he seems to be in Mexico.

He retired from MMA in 2019. Baroni was reportedly fired from Bellator in 2014 after showing his support for Jonathan Koppenhaver (aka War Machine) after he was convicted of multiple felony counts after raping and assaulting his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and assaulted her boyfriend. He was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Baroni has also had a few run-ins with the law over the years, including a 2007 arrest for “felony threatening an official and misdemeanors and resisting officers without violence,” according to MMA Weekly at the time.

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