So-called pioneers and innovators are often only relevant for as long as it takes the rest of the world to catch up. In a sport as impatient as mixed martial arts, it doesn't take long for fresh-faced originators to become blurred images on a VHS tape.
One month ago, UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch said he starts each and every day by downing two sixteen-ounce glasses of water, prompting one commenter to note, "Well, at least Fitch finishes his water."
James 'Lights Out' Toney was once known as a hard-nosed, rugged, relentless and merciless world champion boxer. That once-ferocious fighting force is now 41 years of age, and more than 41 pounds heavier.