MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

Total Shocker: James Toney vs. Ken Shamrock Superfreak Fight In Peril Over Money Issues


(LOL @ Toney trying to form a sentence at the 0:41 mark. I mean, dementia pugilistica is a tragedy and all, but come on, that’s hilarious. Props: ESNEWS)

I guess it was too good to be true. According to a recent press release from the James Toney camp, the highly(-ish?) anticipated MMA superfight between Toney and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock has been delayed until early next year, which is probably just a nice way of telling us that it’s been canceled altogether. Instead, Lights Out will be focusing his efforts on boxing cruiserweight contender Denis Ledbedev, November 5th in Russia. If that fight comes together, it’ll be the first time since 2003 that Toney will compete at 200 pounds. BoxingInsider claims the Toney vs. Shamrock MMA match has “fallen apart over money issues.” Wait a minute, does that mean Chael Sonnen was right the whole time? As he so eloquently put it last month

I can guarantee you that as sure as night follows day, that not only is that fight never gonna happen, it never was. Ken Shamrock is going around to all these different promoters doing his typical scumbag move getting money up front saying, ‘You know, I’m a Hall of Famer and I don’t even know if you guys are going to exist, so give me a ten grand signing bonus.’

He takes their money, goes and blades himself in the back, or whatever make believe thing that guy does, won’t show up – guaranteed he won’t show up – keeps their ten grand and goes on to the next unassuming promoter. He’s not gonna fight James Toney anymore than you are. He never was. That fight won’t happen, mark my words.”

In July, Toney was kicked out of his gym, and as you can see in the above video at the 1:29 mark, his current training facility is more of a combination boxing gym/karate dojo. And yet, I’m going to assume that it’s ten times more legitimate than wherever Ken Shamrock is training right now.

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RwilsonR- September 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm
Can't we all just send Toney and Ken-Sham $10 over PayPal to keep their dreams alive? It worked for Karma... and he had a little cash left over to get drunk off of.
Lonnie Batt- September 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm
this broke dick beating up on a crackhead off the streets WHO WANTS TO SEE MONKEY AND FRANK JABRONI SHAMROCK FIGHT.... TWO BROKE DICKS LIVIN IN THE PAST FIGHTING OVER BEER MONEY!!!!!!!!!
mDino- September 19, 2011 at 10:47 am
funny you mentioned that because i was just thinking how toney resembles Walter Matthau in the ring
dolo1313- September 19, 2011 at 8:08 am
The last time any of these guys mattered the movie grumpier old men was a box office hit. Awesome how cinema dictates life.
shitbag- September 19, 2011 at 7:44 am
Toney looks like SHIT! Like the fat old man he is, Ledbedev is gonna whip that stupid son of a bitch. Who the fuck is he sparring there? Someone 50 lbs less than him!? Slow as hell, good punch volume, but slow as hell. Ledbedev will know exactly what to do and he ain't all that good either.
Spunderpants- September 19, 2011 at 7:33 am
What type of bee can you milk? A BOOBIE!!!
Fried Taco- September 19, 2011 at 7:32 am
Wait, what? I'm in training to fight Ken Shamrock, too! And my pal Larry Merchant just signed a contract for a Vale Tudo match with Toney.
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