James Toney is going to rip open the door to the mixed martial arts party, do a keg-stand and eventually stomp his feet on your sofa (RIP Rick James). Back in September, Toney made it clear that he digs MMA and even knows who Fedor is. He went into hiding for a few months and then early in December, dude made it abundantly clear that he has beef with Dana White. Everyone’s ‘Wtf?’ radar went up for a few weeks and then at UFC 108, James Toney got directly into Dana White’s face and told him he wants a shot at MMA. As of today, we now know James Toney urinates on your ground game because it’s not going to work on him. He also lets us know his father was one of those original death fighters. Nice Toney.
You’ll see. I know a lot of them thinking they would [expletive] me up and they gonna shoot in on me and all of that, but I ain’t going to the ground; that ain’t happening. I got one of the best mixed martial arts trainers in the world, which is my daddy. You know what I’m saying? He is one of the original death fighters. They fought to the death, like in them movies, but it’s a matter of time. I will be ready to go.
In a previous interview, Toney claimed his trainer (John ‘Pops’ Arthur) was an Indonesian cage fighter back in the 70s-80s. I’m not sure if anyone has found any evidence of this nor does anyone know how. If anyone knows where the file cabinet labeled ‘Underground Indonesian Death Fighters’, let me know. [Source]