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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. UFC 118 postmortem

    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 mo...

    Blog | Conversation | August 29, 2010
  11. ESPN/Sherdog's coverage of UFC 118

    Jake Rossen

    Check this space beginning at 10 p.m. ET Saturday for live coverage of UFC 118.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2010
  12. ESPN Primer: UFC 118

    Jake Rossen

    James Toney is in trouble Saturday. Trouble of both an orthopedic and ego-denting nature, but you knew that. If Toney agrees, he's doing a terrific job of hiding it. There is probably lots of reinforcement at his camp about how he can work ov...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  13. ESPN Primer: UFC 118

    Jake Rossen

    James Toney is in trouble Saturday. Trouble of both an orthopedic and ego-denting nature, but you knew that. If Toney agrees, he's doing a terrific job of hiding it. There is probably lots of reinforcement at his camp about how he can work over Ra...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  14. Toney's manager calls out Couture

    Jake Rossen

    Dan Goossen has nine siblings. If he's a little defensive, you can guess why.Goossen promotes the career of James Toney, and I would say he has done a less-than-spectacular job of it: Toney hasn't appeared on a pay-per-view event in more th...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  15. James Toney's manager calls out Randy Couture

    Jake Rossen

    Dan Goossen has nine siblings. If he's a little defensive, you can guess why. Goossen promotes the career of James Toney, and I would say he has done a less-than-spectacular job of it: Toney hasn't appeared on a pay-per-view event in more than 15 ye...

    Blog | Conversation | August 17, 2010
  16. Bernard Hopkins warns James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    Gene Blevins/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Bernard Hopkins isn't about to bet the farm on James Toney's MMA debut.There are many, many reasons for James Toney to feel uncomfortable in the Octagon on Aug. 28, but there are two factors that aren&#0...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  17. Bernard Hopkins warns James Toney

    Jake Rossen

    There are many, many reasons for James Toney to feel uncomfortable in the Octagon on Aug. 28, but there are two factors that aren't getting a lot of play: gloves and shoes. One is shrinking and one is disappearing. Boxers wear shoes for traction: ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 13, 2010