As noted earlier this week, IBA and NABO heavyweight champion James “Lights Out” Toney will face MMA legend Ken Shamrock on Sept. 23 in El Paso, Texas. No announcement has been made on the venue or fight card, however the bout will be an MMA contest.
The two took part in a press conference in Van Nuys, CA and nearly came to blows. You can check out the video at the end of this post.
Toney is 0-1 as a mixed martial artist, having been thoroughly trounced by Randy Couture in his MMA debut at UFC 118 last August.
Since announcing his retirement from the sport in 2006, Shamrock has gone 2-5 against mostly journeymen fighters. Shamrock last fought at King of the Cage: Platinum on November 25, 2010, losing to Mike Bourke due via TKO due to injury.
Toney also talked about the upcoming bout with Shamrock, you can check that out below: