This past year has yielded a respectable crop of debatable post-fight antics with Brock Lesnar and Shinya Aoki extending their ‘fingers of friendship’ into the faces of defeated opponents. Unfortunately, poor sportsmanship had its pioneers, and one of them is James Toney. If you’ve never followed James Toney’s boxing career, you missed out some of his epic displays of questionable behavior like this post fight interview or one of his epic press conference brawls. You could probably spend your entire afternoon surfing the ‘Related Videos’ tab on Youtube, watching a never-ending stream of James Toney’s controversial moments until eventually, you’ll snap out of it and wonder how you ever ended up watching 6 different remixes of ‘Pants on the Ground’.
James Toney brings something special to the table. On the ProFightNetwork.com forum, James Toney had this to say:
“Listening to your radio show would leave me to believe its the only one that hasn’t been bought out, I will tell you this, I think I beat every UFC guy out there, but Fedor, not too sure, that is a crazy Russian.”
After UFC Light Heavyweight Keith Jardine read this and finished laughing long enough to type a response, he posted:
“I will take the fight. My purse if you win, yours if I win.”
Jardine has fought at heavyweight in the past, and although his record in the UFC has had its ups and downs, he’s never been in an ‘easy’ fight. His unorthodox fighting stance alone might make James Toney burst a blood vessel, making for an interesting TKO. Although the ‘Dean of Mean’ isn’t known for any outrageous post-fight antics, he has been known to look a lot like Technoviking. Just about every MMA fan in the world is waiting for someone to hand Jardine an upside down waterbottle the next time he does his walkout, regardless of who he’s fighting. [Source]