MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock (28-15-2) and current International Boxing Association heavyweight champion James Toney (0-1 MMA, 73-6 Boxing) have reportedly agreed to meet in a mixed martial arts contest this fall.
According to the professional boxer's camp, both the 47-year-old Shamrock and the 42-year-old Toney have both signed on for the contest, though a specific date and location have yet to be announced.
El Paso, Texas, appears to be the leading candidate to host the matchup, which was first reported by BJPenn.com.
Shamrock, who took part in the Ultimate Fighting Championship's debut event in November 1993, has remained active over the years. The PRIDE and Pancrase veteran stumbled through a difficult 1-7 stretch between 2002 and 2008, but Shamrock is now 2-2 in his past four fights after picking up wins over Johnathan Ivey and Ross Clifton.
Meanwhile, Toney made an improbably MMA debut this past August, when he was submitted in the first round by UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture at UFC 118. "Lights Out" went back to his primary focus in February, notching a unanimous-decision win over challenger Damon Reed and defending his IBA heavyweight boxing title.
It's currently unclear what promotion is backing the fight, and broadcast plans have yet to be announced.
Thought I'd put thet article on here.
This fight will probably last a few seconds longer than the last one. Toneys gonna get taken down again and subbed again, in the first round again. Lots of agains here. Can't see any other conclusion.