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IronMan 08-29-2010 05:09 PM

James Toney, Comedy and Metaphor

Originally Posted by IronMan @ MMAOpinion
James Toney (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) looked, last night, like he took a page out of the Gabe Ruediger (17-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC) Big Book of Diet Tips. He looked out-of-shape, but worse than that, he displayed some of the worst grappling since… well… since the last time a professional boxer stepped into the UFC.

For those who are missing my point, James Toney is the Art Jimmerson (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) of this new school. Jimmerson appeared at UFC 1, taking on Royce Gracie in the first round of the tournament, was mounted and forced to tap with his lone, un-gloved hand. Toney, in the same form, did nothing to stop the takedown, to try and establish a guard or otherwise defend himself.

But Toney demonstrates a larger failing, not just on the part of his camp, but on the part of the sport that he was supposed to represent. And I’m not even talking about the failure of grappling. It’s a failure of attitude the existed both in Toney’s training (as made apparent by a performance more closely resembling Deep Water Horizon than a fight) and exists in boxing, generally.

As always, you can find the full piece on MMAOpinion.

andromeda_68 08-29-2010 07:14 PM

broken link!

IronMan 08-29-2010 08:49 PM


Originally Posted by andromeda_68 (Post 1255891)
broken link!

Not from what I can see. They both work.

MMAOpinion was down, though, for a while this weekend, so maybe try clearing your cache and then trying again.

Budhisten 08-31-2010 04:59 PM

Well they're working now - Great read :)

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