James Toney still believes he has a career as a mixed martial artist. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson wants to start boxing when his current UFC contract expires. What better way than to pair the two up, right? That’s what Toney is thinking.
Toney, who lost his first and so-far only MMA bout by submission to UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, sent out a message via Fighthype.com recently in which he said Jackson could be a sparring partner of his as Toney prepares for a November 4 contest with Denis Lebedev in Moscow, Russia.
“This is a GSA, a Goon Service Announcement: tell ‘Rampage’ I’m looking for sparring partners,” Toney said. “Let’s see if he shows up, and if so, let’s see if he last.”
Jackson, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, called out Toney in 2010 to meet him inside the Octagon. The two fighters exchanged verbal jabs, but nothing more came of it.