Although James Toney is one of the best to ever lace up a pair of boxing gloves, the 41-year-old isn’t getting much respect in the mixed martial arts arena. Then again, why should someone that’s never set foot inside an MMA cage and is meeting the sport’s most beloved athlete in Randy Couture get any love?
Oh yeah, did we also forget to mention Toney brought along his confident/borderline cocky boxing bravado to the Octagon with him?
“I’m very comfortable on my back. I’ll be ready for anything. Once you’re a natural athlete you can adapt. Anything is possible,” Toney said. “If Randy wants to go to the floor, we can go to the floor, but it won’t be long. If it is a long time, because of that he’s going to get knocked out.”
The two will collide at “UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II” inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on August 28th. Period.
“Whatever it comes down to it, when Randy Couture sees me ready to shoot that right hand up to … I’m telling you he’s not even gonna see it coming, it’s gonna be over and he’s gonna be on his way to the hospital.”