James Toney and the UFC have combined to create a whirlwind of heated debate and speculation following FiveOuncesofPain.com recently revealing the news of the all-time boxing great’s signing to the biggest fight promotion on the planet.
During a recent appearance on FightHype.com‘s OnTheGrindBoxing radio show, Toney went on to reveal the terms of his newly inked UFC contract, stating,”It’s 3 fights over 2 years with an option for 2 more after that, but I’m gonna take it as it comes.”
In what should come as little surprise to most, “Lights Out” feels certain that no man in the UFC will be able to stand up with him for any duration of time without having their head detached from their neck.
“If a guy gets in there and try to take me to the ground, he might see his head go into orbit,” said the boxing legend. “The head is going into orbit, for real. These guys in MMA, they good wrestlers and good grapplers and good kickers, like girls, but, you know, when it comes to throwing them blows, they ain’t got a chance in hell.”
Whether you love him or hate him, if you’re an MMA fan, odds are that you have an opinion on the man. The way James sees it, he doesn’t care how you feel about him as long as you pay to see him fight; which many undoubtedly will.
“If you hate me, come see me try to get beat, if you love me, you enjoy the ride, have a good time and eat your popcorn,” said Toney.
A fellow fighting legend by the name of Randy Couture recently called out the decorated boxer in a Twitter message; a challenge Toney seems to be welcoming with open arms.
“If he tries to throw blow for blow with me, he definitely gonna get knocked out,” said Toney on a potential match-up with Couture. “That’s a given, you know what I’m saying? If he tries to take me to the ground, it ain’t going to be easy, you know what I’m saying? He’s still gonna get knocked out. Either way, it’s a lose-lose situation for him.”