James Toney and Ken Shamrock almost come to blows at pre-fight Press Conference

James Toney and Ken Shemrock officially began the pre-fight hype up for their bout, which will take place on September 23rd in El Paso, Texas.  The pair exchange some harsh words during the official pre-fight “meet and greet”, with Toney calling Shamrock “a has been” and Shamrock promising to “bloody up” Toney, before camps from both sides stepped in to prevent mayhem.

The press conference took place at IFC (International Fight Center) Gym in Van Nuys, California.

Also, Pro MMA Now (via FightOpinion.com) reports that Toney and Shamrock will fight under “special” rules:

The bout will take place Sept. 23 in El Paso, Texas, and be fought under modified MMA rules in which a 30-second ground rule will be implemented mandating the referee stand both fighters up should they remain on the ground more than 30 seconds. (8 rounds of 3 mins each with the ‘30 second shot clock’ ground rule.)

Stay tuned to LowKick.com for more.


41 Comments

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    MMAW

    June 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    James Toney still incomprehensible.
    Ken Shamrock looking senile and sunburnt.

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    willc09

    June 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    What is up with the stupid “special rules”. i’m guessing Toney asked for it in the contract so he would more of a chance

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    Stiks

    June 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    It would only take a few seconds for Shamrock to submit Toney. The question is, does anyone care?

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    Anton Gurevich

    June 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I like the press conference near a toilet.

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    Daniel Cassidy

    June 26, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    This might be the biggest freak show of all time.
    what i love the most, is that despite his history with WWF, Ken Shamrock is still one of the worst trash talkers of all time

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    en09si

    June 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    There’s no way these guys are passing the drug test…

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    QaoS

    June 26, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    this fight is pathetic

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    dwalk27

    June 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Is that the first time ever a fighter used a piece of paper to prove they are badass?

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    Ninjaoliveira

    June 26, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    MMA will never be taken as seriously as it should because of crap like this. I am sick to my stomach with all these over the hill fighters still trying to make money off the back of MMA. As bad as this sounds, and even if this goes against the business model of hyping fights and selling tickets, I wish the UFC started an iniciative to ban all these fake competitions and stop freak shows. Sure we want to see them out of curiosity, but do we need them in MMA? Toney VS Couture was silly and I hope we never see anything like this in the top leagues. So again my thought is BAN ALL THESE MOTHER****ERS from ever fighting again.

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    Keyboard Contender

    June 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    30 seconds is more than enough time for Shamrock to submit Toney

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    ck1

    June 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    why is mma taking a step back and putting these fights on. shamrock was there at the start and is so many years past his best and toney is a great boxer but this is mma.

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    ck1

    June 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    @dwalk27. brilliant, i couldnt stop laughing at your comment.

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    ck1

    June 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    absolute farce. strage why shamrock looks so small now. oh yeah he was done for roids aswell.

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    Courtes

    June 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    haha toney looked gassed already with those 2 guys on him for 30 seconds!

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    hinrik

    June 26, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    That was some first class entertainment, i love it!
    Cant wait for the fight

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    Bucky Power

    June 26, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Yea those special rules are in favor of toney

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    Ramiro

    June 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Toney WAS a great boxer!!!!!
    He is also wayyyy past his prime….
    Toney was one of the best champs @ mw & smw.
    He likes food way to much, and yeahh…
    MMA is not boxing!!!!!

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    Rane

    June 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    These fights are needed. They sell. It is all about money. Let alone this is a perfect match up for JT. Shamrock reminds me of the movie “The Wrestler.” It is sad to see him do this to his legacy.

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    SPQR

    June 26, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Shamrock will beat Toney into the living death

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    griffin

    June 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    this is what happens when roid rage meets black man temper

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    Ninjaoliveira

    June 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    WTF has this sport come to. Okay, this is from Middleeasy.com rumour mill but STILL :

    Another rumor is that James Toney and Ken Shamrock have agreed to ‘let’ Toney win by submitting Shamrock with a knee bar.

    BAD FOR THE SPORT.

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    Nik_Hulstein

    June 26, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    All Shamrock really needs is 30seconds to either break his arm or pound his stupid head into the canvus. Even if Toney survived the first 30 seconds he would be real gassed

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    David Saucier

    June 26, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    @SPQR BWAHAAAAAA. I got it

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    GeorgeRuetiger

    June 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Wow, modified rules of “MMA” for two dudes who should have been out of the fight game a decade ago. Once again, Texas proves itself to be a giant festering wart of inconsistency and disrespect on the face of a sport that needs all the consistency and regulation it can get.

    God I hope the UFC doesn’t ever do an event in Texas, as the promotion that prides itself on pushing the validity of this sport. Not till they get their shit together and start following the Unified Rules 100% of the time and honouring the suspensions of other athletic commissions should there be any more big-ticket MMA events in the state. In the last year, Margarita (boxing) and Josh Barnett have both been lisenced to fight in Texas in spite of not being allowed to anywhere else in North America. This bullsh*t needs to stop, the UFC needs to be at the forefront.

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    Ninja

    June 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Really hope Shamrock wins

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    apocalypse123

    June 26, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    James Toney via flying scissor heel hook in the first round.

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    doomsdayapex

    June 26, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    And the UFC ultranationalists had the nerve to label Strikeforce… ‘Strikefarce’.

    Behold the glory of the unnecessary and moronic freakshow fights. What’s next? Perhaps Van Damme vs. Anderson Silva or Mike Goldberg vs. Bruce Buffer?

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    ClosetCasey

    June 26, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    @ 1:41 Is that James Toney’s dad?

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    Jaypak

    June 26, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    This is not a UFC event dumbass.

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    Jaypak

    June 26, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    This is what happens on an interview with two fighters on menopause.

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    ck1

    June 27, 2011 at 12:23 am

    why 5 weaks. This is a freak show, why would real mma fans want this.

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    Stiks

    June 27, 2011 at 1:21 am

    That would put the nail on the coffin of Shamrock’s legacy.

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    soiWANNABEafighter

    June 27, 2011 at 2:25 am

    be honest – you not gonna watch that one ? Sure it is a freakshow but we all love them once in a while don´t we?

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    knn03

    June 27, 2011 at 2:34 am

    30 second ground limit and 3min rounds? this is all in Toney’s favor. but no matter, Ken won’t need 30 seconds to submit him. Toney was 10 seconds from being armbarred in that conference if they didn’t stop them.

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    kumpfcorey

    June 27, 2011 at 3:18 am

    freakshow fights every once in a while dont hurt mma, its a comic relief

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    RabbitPuncher

    June 27, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Ken was having a ball.

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    ksooner76

    June 27, 2011 at 7:48 am

    iagree and Toney hasnt had anyfight really in 5 yrs he isnt as great as he
    use to be no where near it

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    ksooner76

    June 27, 2011 at 8:02 am

    its funny when they know someone is going to hold them back
    ohhh the hype…lol… two has beens…..its fighting but purely entertainment

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    Lonnie Batt

    June 27, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Yes he sure is a Heavyweight champ but it is sad that he is so broke he has to resort to fighting washed MMA fighters just so he can eat what a freakin joke,, why else would he be so hard pressed to fight MMA if he was a success…….

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    phacemon

    June 28, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Can you blame him though? :-D A lot of fighters in pre-fighthype say they plan to stand and bang…till they step in the cage and get hit(or feel some air from the other guy swinging) ;-) .. That’s when their Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling roots start to kick in. I’ll watch that fight. I won’t even pretend.
    :-D .. Toney should have made it a 12 second rule though. 30 seconds still puts him in a bad position in my opinion.

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    I. M. Adamson

    June 28, 2011 at 5:25 am

    wtf does being black have to do with a bad temper?

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