Ken Shamrock on Special Rules MMA Fight with James Toney: “I Will Beat Him Up”

June 29, 2011
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Ken Shamrock and James Toney are going to meet in a mixed martial arts match… sort of, somewhere, at some time.

The fight has been announced, but thus far, the promotion that will present the fight does not have a name, there has not been a venue or location announced, nor has a date been set, other than sometime this fall.

The fight is technically a mixed martial arts bout, but it won’t fall under the widely accepted “Unified Rules” that most popular promotions, like the UFC, Bellator, and Strikeforce, operate under. The most notable changes to the rules are that following a takedown the fight will be stood up after 30 seconds, regardless of positioning, and the fight will consist of eight, three-minute rounds.

Shamrock says he sees the fight as an opportunity to really draw strikers into mixed martial arts and that a fight like this promotes both the sport of MMA and the sport of boxing.

At the end of the day, no matter what any detractors may think, Shamrock says the whole thing boils down to one idea, “The bottom line is entertainment… but yet, you’re still gonna get a fight.”


    What a dumb ass hes gunna get killed! he agrees to those rules? he must be senile. hes now fights James Toney in a stand up fight with take downs.and with these little gloves i think old man Shamrock might get hurt!

  • Y4J

    Should have let him display his standup? He does show his stand up… IN BOXING! We KNOW he has good stand up! This is MMA.. We wanna see MIX MARTIAL ARTS.. Why would you let him display something that he’s good at if it can potentially beat you.. This is all publicity.. If Ken loses, he should move to jupiter..

  • Ammarj

    I believe that Ken shamrock is true MMA Legend
    I’m sure hes not stupid and he still has boxing techniques that is actually not used in boxing he has the take down Advantage to
    Randy Couture actually kicked the other guy’s ass when they had a fight , because of the
    endurance & way of fighting

  • phrankthetank

    Expect a takedown every 35 seconds

  • Homeless

    This guy’s ( Shamrock ) pathetic. I guess he needs the money or can’t give up the glamour…….

    • ShockednAwed

      Just Shamrock?! What about ‘Lights On Me’ Toney? He’ll do anything for face-time on television. These guys deserve each other. Wait till after the weekend’s PPV, then Tito will be free to Special Guest referee…

      • Homeless

        Good point; my bad as they say……

  • nogeorge101

    Sounds like someone needs a paycheck Ken…