Exclusive: James Toney Kicked Out of Training Gym After Incident with Member
Boxer James Toney is preparing for his special rules MMA fight with Ken Shamrock but he’s doing so in a new setting. Toney has switched gyms after being kicked out of his old training grounds, LBS has learned.
Toney used to do his training at the 360 Health Club in Reseda, California, but was kicked out after having an incident with another member. The gym would not comment on the matter citing company policy, but they did confirm that Toney is no longer a member. We’re told Toney made another member feel uncomfortable with a verbal and/or physical threat.
When asked what happened between him and 360, Toney told LBS “We had a disagreement with the managers. We had too much traffic coming in — the wrong traffic.” We did not press Toney for details on the specifics of the incident, but officials at 360 say the suggestion that bringing in “the wrong traffic” was not the issue.
Toney is now training at the newly constructed IFC Gym in Van Nuys, California which was the site of the meet-and-greet where Toney and Shamrock nearly fought. A date for the fight has not been officially announced, but it’s expected to take place either late September or early October.