MMAFighting.com - Mixed Martial Arts FAQ: "What is the story about Richard Simmons slapping a fighter?
Richard Simmons was arrested on May 24th 2004 when he was charged with assault against Harley Davidson salesman and 'cage fighter' Chris Farney. Simmons was upset when Farney said 'Look, Richard Simmons. Drop you bags, let's rock to the 50's.' Simmons responded with 'It's not nice to make fun of people with issues' and slapped Farney in the face. The charge was later dismissed after the two settled out of court. Although Farney described himself as a cage fighter, he has not participated in any major mixed martial arts show."