I don’t know what made me think that getting the UFC contract he asked for would make James Toney stop with the YouTube videos. I guess I mistakenly assumed that they were simply a means to an end, which is clearly not the case. This is just something Toney does. He makes videos and calls people out. When it works and he gets what he wants, he must necessarily find something/someone else to call out, and thus the whole drama renews itself.
But I don’t really want to talk about that, nor do I want to talk about why Toney might have decided that it’s in his best interest to focus on Kimbo Slice and not any of the other UFC fighters who might be more eager to welcome him to the Octagon. No, instead I think we should talk about the guy in the glasses standing just behind Toney. That guy, ladies and gentleman, is what a real hype-man looks like.
Notice how he doesn’t draw too much attention to himself, but knows just when to say important things such as, “that’s right,” and “look out!” and “coming at ya!” The man’s timing is impeccable. The way he nods and smiles, pointing at the person we’re supposed to be paying attention to, that’s how you know that he was born to play this role, or at the very least has watched a lot of pro wrestling over the course of his life.
That guy could rent himself out as a professional hype-man for special occasions. Say you have a big job interview that you need to ace. Think about how much better your chances would be if you had that guy standing behind you, pointing at you and saying, “that’s right!” after you mention that you graduated with honors. Suddenly you go from being just another jerk off the street to being a force to be reckoned with. Look out, indeed.