Very few of you know that Muhammad Ali met with the Ku Klux Klan shortly before his ‘Thrilla in Manila’ against Joe Frazier in 1975. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. I just discovered this morsel of boxing history a couple of years ago and it forced me to re-assess my view of the self-proclaimed ‘greatest of all time’. Apparently Muhammad Ali was fueled by the notion that a spaceship was going to arrive on earth in the not-so-distant future and scoop up all of his ‘Nation of Islam’ buddies. Seriously, I’m not making this up. However strange this must sound, it still pales in comparison to the excuse Muhammad Ali gave as to why he met with the Ku Klux Klan.
Earlier today, Rampage Jackson cut a video that essentially bashed James Toney in a potpourri of ways. Now in an interview with FightHype, Toney throws around the allegation that the Ku Klux Klan is ‘behind’ Rampage Jackson, along with a handful of other verbal daggers that will have you chuckling like a newborn on nitrous (not a good idea, by the way).
“I saw the little video. It’s comical; that [expletive] sound like Lady Gaga in that video. He is a joke. If he really want to do it, all he gotta do is call me. He knows my number; he got it. Don’t act brand new [expletive]. He talking about he gonna do this and do that. He went to Detroit and he barely survived; he [expletive] with me he ain’t coming out alive. I promise you that. He says I’m barking up the wrong tree? [Expletive], I will piss on your tree. He just got to get his balls up and we can do this. It took him a month to reply to my first statement because he had to let his balls get bigger and let them fake [expletive] he hang around gas him up (laughing). Rampage is a clown man. Sign a contract and we can do it. It ain’t nothing but a word. When you talk about challenging the heavyweight champion of the world to a fist fight, you gotta have big nuts. He got little, mini nuts. This is some real [expletive] I do. He just signed his death threat right there. I’m telling you, I will [expletive] him up. What I do is real. This ain’t no game boy. This [expletive] was trying to play some hard music in the background like he’s a gangsta. It sounded like some Country Western [expletive] to me. I hang with real gangstas. To be a gangsta, you gotta have some real gangstas behind you. What he got? He got the Klu Klux Klan behind him. I’m the peoples champ and I give them what they want.”
Laughing out loud at the American Sign Language translator who has the task of converting James Toney’s words into viewable hand-gestures. You’re better off grabbing a medieval flail and swinging it at every inanimate object in your proximity. When the dust settles, the deaf will know that James Toney spoke and the destruction caused by his sheer incoherence. [Source]