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Baroni suddenly looks like a genius

Steve Cofield
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He's a helluva fighter but no one has ever confused Phil Baroni for a genius. He's a New Yawker with a sharp tongue and heavy-hands. He looks like he's ready to give Jim Lampley a run in Mensa after this interview with former Octagon girl Amber Nichole.

It starts with "The New York Bad Ass" pulling some New York grab ass. Then he drops a line about Matt Lindland stinking to high hell. That one goes right over her head. He closes with a doozy about Soloflex and tanning that Nichole sort of gets. We think.

Let's face it, current and former Octagon girls aren't hired to be captivating orators. If they were, here is the up-to-date OG intelligence rankings:

1. Edith LaBelle - She was simply intoxicating during this photoshoot and interview. Although she's not a strong reader by the looks of that t-shirt she got duped by.

2. Ali Sonoma - She doesn't speak much but who would when you can't get a word in edge-wise around the insane ramblings of her boyfriend Diego Sanchez?

3. Rachelle Leah - Not a braniac by any means but she does know when to pipe down (video 14:45 mark) as she showed with Chuck Liddell when he was doing a 130 MPH in his Ferrari on Pacific Coast Highway.

4. Logan Stanton - Not sure how swift she is, but the 19-year-old was smart enough to not make any quick moves around Quinton Jackson and his creepy dancing at UFC 95 (video 7:21 mark).

5. Amber Nichole - Hard to believe but the Baroni video was her strongest. It got rougher in conversations with Gary Alexander and some magazine chick. By the way Amber, we're all BJ fans.

6. Arianny Celeste - Looks make up for everything but she does struggle with the concept of the microphone. She also has a tough asking something we call a "question" or simply answering one of those queries.

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