"Current heavyweight boxing titleholder and two-time Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year James “Lights Out” Toney makes his mixed martial arts debut in Boston against UFC legend Randy “The Natural” Couture on Aug. 28.
Toney has held boxing titles in every weight class ranging from middleweight to heavyweight. He’s the first elite-level boxer to make the move to mixed martial arts competition.
Toney doesn’t just have his sights set on Couture, he wants to be the first fighter to hold major titles in mixed martial arts and boxing.
He wants to fight Brock Lesnar next... in fact he wanted to fight Lesnar first.
“I couldn’t come in the UFC and fight a bum, or a tune up fight. I have to fight the best. I am the best. I wanted to fight Brock Lesnar, but unfortunately at the time he was sick,” Toney told MMAWeekly Radio.
“I will be boxing and UFC champion at the same time,” proclaimed the boxer. “I’m officially a two-sport athlete.
“After I knock out Randy Couture, I’m coming for Brock’s bitch ass next.”
Toney’s out to prove he’s the best fighter, not boxer or mixed martial artist, but best fighter on the planet. He has a tall order going up against Couture at UFC 118."
Just a couple of questions.
Is Toney only doing this for the $$$$ or does he really want to have an impact on the sport?
Does he stand a chance against Randy?