Six-time UFC champion Randy Couture has been the first man to call out the former boxing champion James ‘Lights Out’ Toney shortly after FiveOuncesofPain.com first made the signing of the decorated boxer to a multi-fight deal with the UFC public yesterday afternoon.
Couture stated his interest in being the first man to fight Toney in the UFC.
Via media site Twitter, Couture said:
I hope I’m the first guy they call to fight tony!
Couture then reiterated his desire to fight Toney with another ‘tweet’ four hours later:
I hope they set me up with tony !
Toney’s first opponent is still yet to be announced as Dana White confirmed on Wednesday that he had not yet formulated a plan for Toney’s first appearance in the octagon. Blockbuster heavyweight bouts with stars such as Kimbo Slice, Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture are already being speculated about but one thing is for sure; Toney didn’t come to the UFC to fight nobodies. Toney has already confirmed that he is looking to fight the best of the best in the world of MMA and he is to be offered those type of blockbuster fights from Dana White.
A potential match up between Couture and Toney still has a lot to be decided before it can headline a UFC event. The weight class that this fight would be fought at would have much deliberation with Couture stating his determination to fight Lyoto Machida for the UFC light heavyweight championship.