By Suhas BhatFollow @@suhasrbhat
Reporting from Manila
The former UFC, Icon and Strikeforce fighter has already left a mark in Asia with One FC via a first-round win over Rodrigo Ribeiro in Manila's Pride of a Nation event last year.
And he makes a return to the city this week for a fight against Bushinjuku's Suzuki on the main card on Friday at the Mall of Asia arena.
Baroni is famous within MMA circles for his no-holds barred approach to fighting and his 15-16-0 record illustrates his action-packed yet unpredictable nature.
The 37-year-old is also no stranger to playing up to media attention and had no issues dismissing the abilities of Suzuki whilst the two shared a room during a rules-briefing on Wednesday.
"Does he [look calm and composed]? He looks scared, he better be scared," Baroni told FOX Sports.
"I'm going to take him out of the 'zone' by punching him in his face on Friday. It doesn't matter what he does here.
"I've watched his fight, he's made to order for me. He's a striker so he's there to be hit."
Baroni has had limited success over his 13-year career although he did go close to earning a title shot in UFC. Ultimately, he would be denied his chance in the United States.
The American, fondly nicknamed as ‘the New York Badass', is determined not to have a similar situation happen to him while at One FC and, as such, has called on the likes of head official Matt Hume and CEO Victor Cui to pay close attention to his fight on Friday night.
"I wouldn't be a real fighter if I didn't want to win a championship. The day that I don't want to be a champion is the day I will retire," he said.
"I'm not content [with non-title bouts] at all. But I'm going to beat the f*** out of Nobutatsu Suzuki so that they've got no choice but to give me a title shot.
"I want them [One FC] to come to me, I won't ask for a title shot. I've been around a long time, you know? I'm done with all the talking and now I just want to earn a title shot by showing them what I've got.
"I'm going to break Nobutatsu. He's never gone to the floor on the big stage like I have.
"This is a big stage and he's never fought anybody like me. I'm in great shape and I'm ready right now and he's not going to be able to handle what I'm bringing.
"Of course, I respect anyone who is willing to get into the ring with me. He's gotta have some balls to get in there and he has a good record [9-1-2] and is an exciting fighter.
"But I'm not here to shake his hand, I'm here to break his jaw."