Breaking up fights isnÂt exactly what youÂd expect a top-level professional bodybuilder to be doing with his spare time in the off-season. But thatÂs exactly what Toney Freeman found himself doing when he made an appearance as the head guest bouncer on The Jerry Springer Show.
ÂOne of my sponsors, Headblade, set it up,Â Freeman said. Â[Head of Security] Steve Wikos from the show is one of their guys, and a bunch of other guys on the show are too. I was up in Chicago to watch the International Fight League with [Headblade President] Todd Greene Â they originally wanted a couple fighters, but they sent them my picture and they went crazy.Â
According to Freeman, there was no lack of action on the show as he was called in to break up fights in each of the showÂs three segments. ÂI broke up all the fights,Â Freeman said. I was right in the middle of it all.Â
Freeman apparently was so good that the showÂs producers have already asked him to make a return appearance. ÂThey loved me, Jerry loved me. They invited me back again,Â Freeman said. ÂIÂm not going to do it permanently, but IÂll definitely do it semi-permanently.Â
The episode, which was filmed on November 4, will air within the next few months. ÂI donÂt know the exact date yet, but IÂll put it on the [flexonline.com] boards when I get back,Â said Freeman, who is vacationing in Aruba.
For more pictures of Freeman on the Jerry Springer Show, check out the forums at flexonline.
(Photos courtesy of Headblade)