Archive for January, 2010

Boxer James Toney wont rest til he gets UFC contract as he confronts Dana

Posted in James "Lights Out" Toney confronts Dana White on January 3, 2010 by thatmmaguy

As you can see James Toney will not┬ástop trying to seek out Dana White until he gets his UFC contract. He even went as far to tell Dana White that he knows where he lives.┬áLet’s hope that Toney does get his contract and fights at heavyweight so we can finally see if the pro boxer will be able to stand the wrath of the top heavyweights in the sport of MMA.

(Notes: James Toney has fought in 83 professional boxing matches with a career record of 72-6 with 3 draws and 2 no contests. His nickname is “Lights Out” for a reason because out of his 72 wins, 44 of those wins have come via KO.)

-ThatMMAGuy

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A Review of Forrest Griffins Got Fight

Posted in Forrest Griffins Got Fight on January 2, 2010 by thatmmaguy

“Forrest Griffin has written a masterpiece. Not since Hemmingway has an author stimulated and tantalized the readers’ senses through such delicate and colorful prose. This book is destined to become one of the greats, an international bestseller for centuries to come. We should all remove our hats and bow to the genius of this thought-provoking work. Bravo, Griffin. Bravo.” – Forrest Griffin, Author of Got Fight

Before reading Griffins book, I figured that I would be reading a autobiography of the fighter but instead I was about to read a book on how to be a man by another man that I have a great deal of respect for. Before you purchase this book (if you haven’t already), prepare yourself to have your “manhood” tested, literally. Before the fighter “allows” you to read his book, you must pass a “manliness” test. This test consists of 7 questions with a point system of -75 to +60 in which to read the book you would have to score a 30 or above out of a possible 60. For the record, I was able to read his book because I scored a 45.

After I was able to start reading the book, I found out what it was about. Simply put, the book is about how to be a man inside and outside of the cage. While the book did have some old school Forrest stories, they were always related to life lesons on how a man should act. He also had 2 of his buddy’s relate to his advice with past stories of Griffin in short stories called “Dick in a Box”. This made the book very interesting as time flied by as the pages turned. I could actually hear Forrest Griffins voice in my head as if he was reading the book to me.

In the end, I would give this book 5/5 stars because I actually enjoyed reading and I believe that the book did have an effect on my personal life as a “how to be a man manual”. I suggest that if you have not already read this book, go get it right now. The book is a really good read and I enjoyed it from start to finish. This book is truly worth being a New York Times Bestseller.

-ThatMMAGuy