A press conference was held yesterday to formally announce the match up between two aging legends from their respective sports, UFC Hall-of-Famer, Ken Shamrock and Boxing champ, James Toney. The two met with the press, exchanged words, and almost got into an altercation.
The date and venue on their match up still hasn't been finalized yet. Though amidst the trash talk between the two, earlier reports that the rules for their bout would be modified a bit have been confirmed. It will be contested at eight rounds of only 3-minutes each, with both fighters only allowed to stay on the ground for 30 seconds before they get stood back up. Rules are adjusted to slightly favor the boxer, and while it probably won't change the outcome of the fight either way, that special rule-set makes this an even bigger freakshow bout than originally expected.
I personally am not complaining though. While these two over-the-hill fighters are just likely to tarnish their already muddied legacies, train wrecks like this have this certain appeal for some people. BE cult favorite, Wargods is one of those famous wrecks, but I think this bout takes the cake.
Check out the press conference video below:
Here's another vantage point from Larry Brown Sports: