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James Toney Isn’t a Fan of Ariel Helwani, David Haye, Bernard Hopkins or Randy Couture

(Video courtesy YouTube/MMAFighting)

There must be something in the water in Boston that’s making the fighters turn on Ariel Helwani. First BJ Penn questioned the MMA Fighting reporter about whether or not he liked him and now we have James Toney wrestling the microphone from Helwani after asking him if he dislikes boxing and calling him a clown.

"This guy’s a clown right here…Give me the goddamn mic….Give it to me," Toney said as he struggled to pry the microphone from Helwani’s hands.

When he finally did get the mic from Helwani, Lights Out tried to sign off from the interview.

"This is James Toney Reporting for this goddamn station, whatever it is," Toney deadpanned. "I’m outta here."

After handing it back to Ariel, Toney snapped again when asked about the comments he made a few weeks ago about knocking out UFC president Dana White.

"See, there you go again. You go ask Dana White that shit," Toney said before walking away and ending the interview for good.

In Ariel’s defense, Toney was equally uncomplimentary about Randy Couture, David Haye and Bernard Hopkins..

When asked if he was anxious to get his fight with Couture over with, Toney replied in typical form.

"I’m anxious. I wish we could it right now, but you know, I gotta wait — be professional about it. Everybody keep sayin, ‘MMA…what you gonna do?…wrestle this. Randy’s the guy. Randy’s this. Randy’s that. Man, fuck Randy," James said, obviously a bit irritated. "James Toney. James Toney. My conditioning is way more than his. Gimme respect. If you won’t respect me, I’m gonna take it."

Toney was equally as brusque when responding to the opinions of Haye and Hopkins that he’s in over his head with this fight.

"I’m a soldier, man. I roll by myself every time. It don’t matter to me. These guys are clowns. David Gay. He pretendin’ to be a fighter and Bernard Hopkins, man, you need to go get yo’ teeth fixed. I’ll lend you one of these damn diamonds so you can replace that shit in your motherfuckin’ mouth. I’m not worried about them dudes," Toney assured Helwani. "They can come fight me. Come see me. If you got a problem with me, come and see me. Like I tell everybody else, ‘If you got a problem with James Toney, all you gotta do is come see me. I ain’t got a problem with knockin’ nobody out. I don’t care when or where as long as you pay me."

Those diamonds don’t pay for themselves, son.

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bobroode- November 16, 2011 at 5:58 am
James Toney is a joke as a MMA fighter, he was pretty much a joke as a boxer too, but just happened to be a decent heavyweight when there wasn't anyone else.
Terminator- August 28, 2010 at 5:16 pm
Toney by KO in 1st round.

Quore me on it.
mt59801- August 28, 2010 at 8:25 am
I hope the post fight interview has subtitles .

2DaDeath- August 28, 2010 at 12:00 am
I don't blame Toney for acting up the way he did in that interview.

Knowing in your heart that there's nothing you can do to stop an impending beatdown, and that the beatdown you're about to get is in 2 days, well... it must be a pretty emotional time.

I was kinda surprised there weren't any snot bubbles comin out of his nose.
dranokills- August 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm
fuck a James Toney.
bradsucks- August 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm
Ariel Helwani is the greatest. That is all.
ReX13- August 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Helwani is an incredibly nice guy to strangers, and he's got incredibly soft hands.

Just thought you guys would like to know.
ShortBus- August 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Everyone keeps taking the easy potshot at Helwani's nose but I don't even notice it because I'm too busy marveling at his monstrously huge balls. Seriously. Ariel is the man! His interviews are always great and he asks the questions that normal people would be afraid to ask.

If I was interviewing James "The Mumbling Mother Fucker" Toney and he said give me the mic I'd say "What mic? The one you're already holding?". That mic would have appeared in Toney's hand so fast he would have accused me of some David Blaine shit.

I'll get off Helwani's nuts after I say that he is legit and he's great for MMA. He does a good interview, fearlessly asks the tough questions for our enjoyment and lends some credibility to MMA reporting. Okay, I'm done hugging his nuts. Can someone get me a ladder so I can climb down off of these boulders?
Kid Clam Curtains- August 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm
@ Dalton

Fair enough. Pain don't hurt.
Ballkick- August 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm
James "Lights Out, and No-body's Home Toney" is the most arrogant piece of shit talking mother fucker on this whole planet.
James and all his bling is going to get his just desserts tomorrow night.
If there is a higher power in this universe he will suffer the slings and arrows of misfortune...period,...end of story!

“I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pain of others”

I will be taking great delight in Jame's Misfortune.
ArmFarmer- August 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Stak, I wish I could say that Toney winning is completely rediculous.. and against most fighters I would.. but Randy's chin has looked more and more suspect every time he fights. He got dropped by nog, rocked by vera, and ko'd by lesnar. I have a bad feeling for some reason. One good punch is all it'll take.

That said, I still think Couture's gonna whoop that ass.. but I'm not ruling out an upset.
Seoul Brother- August 27, 2010 at 1:29 pm
I hope Randy punishes that fat fuck until he shits corn pone.
Daddy_Lupo- August 27, 2010 at 1:28 pm
Randy have been rocked in three of his last four fight.
Lesnar, Nogueira, Vera (who should have won).

But he was awesome against Mark ''The Hammer'' Coleman.

I think the gloves factor will prove that former boxing champ can quickly hurt someone.

Only depends on Randy's defense. If he bring the fight to second round, Toney will for sure gaz out.

I put my money on ''Lights Out".
I'm outta here.
Stak40- August 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm
Toney is going to stuff the intial take down and will end up in a clinch. There will be some dirty boxing and Couture is going to break out of it to set up the next take down attempt and is going to get slept backing up. Toney wins by KO 3:23 in the first round.
maclaren- August 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm
I was just thinking about Mumbles doing this, except going for a cheap punch
DaltonSwayze- August 27, 2010 at 1:11 pm
You know, Kid Clam, maybe I just don't like the format of video, and it's not Helwani I have a problem with
Kid Clam Curtains- August 27, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I think Helwani does a great job and its a lot harder to do a live interview than write your analysis/opinion on a blog. Helwani is probably the best at what he does right now and the fighters seem to respect him (outside of James Toney) and so does the rest of the media. I'd say he asks more difficult questions than the phone or radio interviews that get posted online and he does it face to face.

He's got a huge fucking nose though.
Gardeninja- August 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Here is hoping Randy G&P's all those marbles out of his mouth so I can understand what he's saying... on second thought never mind.
DaltonSwayze- August 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm
I'm not a fan of Helwani, either. Write an article and quit wasting my time with these interviews, because they're not hard hitting, they're not interesting and I'm at work so I can't hear what you're saying anyway.

I appreciate that he gets out there and gets the fighters to talk, but the Fowlkes's and MDS's and Russell's and Meltzer's and the guys who actually write and analyze are the journalists that really matter
SumDumGuy- August 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm
10 potato chips on Mumbles faking a glove touch just to duck under and shoot on Randy... I'm just sayin'. It could happen.
Jugger- August 27, 2010 at 12:52 pm
only one day left and I still haven't seen an interview with Frankie Edgar.
uzithrasha- August 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm
Can wait for this fat black asshole to get cut
nooger- August 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm
@Fedor Penn: There's gone be some Black on Black Crime! - Jackson
Fedor Penn- August 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm
James Toney vs Rampage Jackson next
nooger- August 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm
Did anyone watch countdown to UFC 118, lol i love how they HAD to subtitle Toney (i needed it :S)