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  1. James Toney

    James Toney



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    James Toney is a former professional boxing champion who signed a multifight deal with mixed martial arts' Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2010. Nicknamed "Lights Out," Toney won more than 70 matches during his boxing career and won titles in various weight classes. He was honored as the...

  2. History hardly on Tyson Fury's side

    Josh Gross

    Taken at face value, Tyson Fury's challenge of Cain Velasquez is pointless because we already know the result. Still, even if the callout is self-serving, even if it's designed to drum up interest and a payday, you have to admit there's something ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  3. Fedor versus Hendo and all its mystery

    Chuck Mindenhall

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. -- It's immaterial at this point, because the fight is going down Saturday one way or another -- but the origins of Dan Henderson versus Fedor Emelianenko has conflicting reports. Leading up to the fight, Henderson iterated (...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  4. Sorry, Shamrock: No quick fix for lay and pray

    Chuck Mindenhall

    There have been special rules in MMA bouts plenty in the past -- some eccentric, some prudish, some with allowances to do everything short of dipping knuckles in broken glass -- but the implementation of Ken Shamrock's "30-second shot clock" to stand...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  5. Toney confirms Shamrock bout, trashes MMA

    Ben Blackmore

    Former boxing world champion James Toney has confirmed he will fight MMA legend Ken Shamrock on Oct. 1, and he has taken a whole catalog of new digs at MMA. More » Rumor Central: Special rules to be enforced? » Bios: Toney» Shamrock »...

    Blog | June 25, 2011
  6. MMA: Five fighters whose words speak louder than their actions

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto lists five of MMA's premier trash-talkers.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2011
  7. Ten best fights of 2010

    Andrew Plante

    With 2010 basically in the books, it's about time to recap the last twelve months of MMA action. It was an interesting year in mixed martial arts to say the least. Fedor's first loss, the WEC/UFC merger, and shakeups in the UFC's lightweight, light...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  8. Royce Gracie's nostalgia trip

    Jake Rossen

    When the UFC held a press conference in Rio de Janeiro last week to announce only its second show there in 12 years, Royce Gracie appeared and told gathered media that a slot for him in the August event was being "negotiated." Assuming that Gracie w...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2010
  9. Last call for James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    James Toney's 15 minutes in MMA really amounted to 15 seconds -- or approximately how long it took Randy Couture to shoot a low single leg and end any discussion of Toney's value as a mixed martial artist. Tweet, tweet Don't miss a momen...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  10. Last call for James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    James Toney's 15 minutes in MMA really amounted to 15 seconds -- or approximately how long it took Randy Couture to shoot a low single leg and end any discussion of Toney's value as a mixed martial artist. If you expected that would convince Toney...

    Blog | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  11. Vitor Belfort wants James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    Dave Mandel for Sherdog.comVitor Belfort's vaunted hand speed wouldn't make up for a lack of experience in the boxing ring.The inventor of Twitter -- someone whom I would very much enjoy punching in a vital organ -- has made it possible for celebriti...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  12. Vitor Belfort wants ... ugh, James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    The inventor of Twitter -- someone whom I would very much enjoy punching in a vital organ -- has made it possible for celebrities and laypersons to disseminate any idea that pops into their heads. These transmissions can sometimes approach the level ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2010
  13. Respecting James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    Ed Mulholland for ESPN.comYou don't have to like James Toney's personality or work ethic, but give him his due.Talk to enough people in the fight game and you'll quickly realize that James Toney is regarded as an abrasive, difficult, egocentric ...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  14. Respecting James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    Talk to enough people in the fight game and you'll quickly realize that James Toney is regarded as an abrasive, difficult, egocentric pain in the butt who can consistently find new ways to make your day regrettable. Professionally, he has consistentl...

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  15. UFC 118 questions get answered

    Andrew Plante

    Several questions loomed over this weekend's UFC 118 (held in Boston, Mass) including what sort of success the organization should expect with their inaugural event in Beantown. Despite the battle over the last several years legalizing the sport in...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  16. Weekend Recap: You Win Some And You Lose Some

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images K.D. and friends won the weekend. It was a big weekend for the United States in terms of international competition, with the start of the FIBA World Basketball Championships on Saturday and the final of th...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  17. Lights dim for Toney; Edgar repeats

    Jake Rossen

    One way to get James Toney to stop talking is by cutting off the blood supply to his brain. Randy Couture performed a textbook arm triangle choke against the veteran boxer and 0-0 MMA fighter Saturday, fulfilling the expectations (and wishes) of most...

    Blog | August 29, 2010