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Shamrock vs Toney falls apart. Whodathunkit?

It was announced via press release today that James Toney’s fight against Ken Shamrock has been “delayed until 2012”, which probably means “never had a fucking chance of happening to begin with”. It looks like instead he will be travelling to Russia to box with Denis Ledbedev at the incredible not totally fatass weight of 200lbs:

All-time-great boxing champion James “Lights Out” Toney is turning a negative into a positive… As in he’s positive he’s going to Russia to kick Denis Ledbedev’s ass. After training extremely hard in preparation, Toney was informed not long ago that his unified rules bout with MMA hall-of-famer Ken Shamrock would be delayed until early part of 2012…

Toney has decided to instead re-focus on his boxing career and target the #1 cruiserweight contender Denis Ledbedev, who recently knocked out one of his old-time rivals, Roy Jones Jr. “November 5, I’m going to invade Russia and show this punk what happens when he messes with the USA,” said the always quotable Toney… Toney was last seen in the ring in February when he pitched a 10-round shutout over veteran Damon Reed. He is the current IBA Heavyweight Champion.

If “training extremely hard” actually means “living on ephedrine and getting kicked out of his gym for being an asshole”, then it’s hard to argue that his training was anything but extremely hard (alhough it is nice to see that he lost all that weight.) But instead of the coherent quote above, he probably said something that sounded like a Barry White album being played at the wrong speed backwards.

CagePotato points out that the promoter probably doesn’t have enough money to make the fight happen, and if they don’t have the money now, it’s hard to believe that they ever will. This could mean that everyone’s favorite anal wart, Chael Sonnen, could have been right when he told Bruce Buffer on his radio show that Ken Shamrock may not have ever even intended to show up for the fight: he may have been just shagging a signing bonus.

This is a real shame. Clearly, the fact that Toney got liposuction reveals his dedication to not being a giant fatass. So at least he is dedicated to something (I’m trying hard here, people.) And maybe Ken Shamrock did actually want to go somewhere besides the bank. So let’s just forget that these guys both may be one punch away from subtitles and hope that they eventually meet in the cage. I’m starting to get a freakshow fight itch only Japan or a non-MMA fighter fighting MMA can provide.

  • iamphoenix
  • CAP


  • KeyboardWarrior

    Good on ya dick, don’t give in to the hate. Even though I never click on any of the links

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Awww, I was so looking forward to Shamrock scamming these douchebags promoters with an accidental warmup headbutt at the last minute.  What a let down.

  • frickshun

    Gustavus Gloop

  • CAP

    I was looking forward to Toney getting mauled repeatedly to the ground.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    That wasn’t gonna happen.  Shamrock was going down to a jab or accidentally bumping into Toney’s leg during a takedown.

  • CAP

    Shammy is a joke but so is Toney. Did you see his “punches” as Randy shot in? I think Shammy gets it done if they fight, Toney is so lost on the ground and I really doubt his stubborn ass is improving that.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    He was gonna get paid to lose so Toney goes back into boxing as the guy who beat the MMA legend.  Or he’d jsut suck that hard.  As much as I think Toney’d lose to almost anyone in pro MMA, Shamrock is not pro-level.

  • agentsmith

    If this fight ever does happen, and somehow I’m in charge of the entrance music, they will walk out to THIS and THIS.

  • iamphoenix

    ^lol you just demolished richard’s original post. HE IS NOT NEEDED.

    i’m sorry. T_T

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Holy shit, Smith.  That’s just … holy shit, yes!