- February 14, 2020
Honoring Ken Shamrock, James Toney & Rafi Anteby
Behind the glitz and glamour SMASH Global has always been about one thing; helping those in need. Proceeds from every SMASH Global event have gone to organizations that help combat bullying in society. On Thursday, December 19, at the SMASH Global IX event, CEO Steve Orosco announced the newly founded SMASH for the Troops. A Veteran based empowerment program that leads to a pathway of success for those suffering from PTSD.
Like every event before it, SMASH Global IX was filled with celebrity, charm, and of course MMA action. The event was held at the Taglyan Complex in the heart of Hollywood, California. The night was filled with four bouts as well as three honorees. It has become a tradition at every Smash Global event to honor combat sports athletes who have helped paved the way for today’s generation. The SMASH Global IX honorees were humanitarian Rafi Anteby, boxing legend James Toney, and UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock.