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James Toney: ‘Randy Couture, I’m gonna beat your a**’

Boxing legend and soon-to-be UFC fighter James “Lights Out” Toney took a little time out of his busy training schedule to speak about his upcoming MMA debut against Randy “The Natural” Couture.

Toney and Couture are set to square off in the Octagon during UFC 118 in Boston on August 28.

Check out Toney talking trash in the video below:

  • Rece Rock says:

    stop lying….

  • slammy862 says:

    He probably should have put in an order for a defibrillator by the looks of things.

    He’s gonna have 1 shot to stop Couture, if he swings and misses, he gets taken down and his nightmare begins.

    Put down the phone and pick-up the jump rope.

  • I love his luv for himself. James is a bad ass but this just isn’t the same as boxing . sure toney has a punchers chance so next fights will tell. Toney has a lot to think about in this fight. Its hard to plan for the kind of wrestler Couture is even at 47. A few months of training is going to help with the leg kicks plus take downs.

    I give the boxing a paragraph of its own because I think randy has very good head movement that Toney is underestimating. Toney is not all that active at heavyweight. I really think Toney had the experience at lighter weights and brought that quickness in at the heavyweight level along with stocky power. Randy won’t stand and just trade with toney. Randy will throw a kick or a couple to through Toney off balance and then slip his way in for the take down or back toney up against the fence for the grind and ultimately take toney down to a ground and pound victory although I would rather see randy choke Toney out. I want to see it Toney would tap hehehehe.

    Its takes chuck liddell dominance to prove that a dominant fighter is in the MMA world.

    1 knockout over 47 year old Randy Couture will not mean anything to me except that the highly decorated boxer got that punchers chance. Give him a fight in another 2 months and lets see him do it again and again and again.

    I do like James Toneys ish talk’n though. He is a killer and I respect that. Welcome to MMA toney. Enjoy it while it lasts and don’t forget to be humble on the way out :O

  • jerichojam says:

    Toney, you’re kidding yourself. You will either be submitted in the first round or lose by a boring unanimous decision.

  • danw84 says:

    I know this has nothing to do with the fight, but Toney is an ugly, ugly, ugly man.

    Seriously wow…

    Anyway I hope Randy finishes him really fast. Like just shoots, advances, submits/pounds out Toney, all within a minute. Just shut Toney up and send him packing.

    I will admit I’m looking forward to this fight quite a bit, relevant or not.

  • manny says:

    Dont u just hate it when a fighter does all this trash talking trying to sell a fight even thought we already know the outcome of this fight. Makes me not wanna watch him get gnp. What’s the next freak show for the UFC? Kimbo is out, Toney is next……

  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    This match is great for MMA. No I don’t think this match is going to be any kind of classic wrestler v striker match either.

    James Toney can talk and talk and talk some more. He is a legitimate boxer and is known by many boxing fans that may not have tuned into MMA yet.

    How long before he is on Sportscenter and any other sports related outlet that will give him a chance to run his mouth? That can only be good. If even 1 single person orders the UFC PPV just to see what they think will be an easy Toney victory and finds out there is much more to MMA than throwing hands and becomes a MMA fan then it is good for MMA.

    I say let him talk until he can’t talk anymore. He is a great self promoter. Coture is obviously the far more skilled athlete but, his style isn’t running his mouth and doing tons of self promotion.

    If Toney escapes round 1 without being GnP into a fat bloody pulp he will be lucky. I see Coture keeping his hands high and tight to avoid any lucky punches and putting Toney on his back and using hand and elbows to bring a swift and bloody end to the fight.

    If the unthinkable happens and Toney gets the KO he will never shut up.

  • MickeyC says:

    This has got to be one of the funniest & dumbest clips I have ever seen! Don’t get me wrong I am all for a bit of trash talk, & with his power Toney always has a chance at a knockout. But if he goes in there thinking it is gona be as easy as he is talking, he is gona be in for a long night. Randy is the KING of wareing people out and controling the fight. And to be honest Toney showed me nothin in that clip that makes me think he can go 15 minutes with Randy on him. If he does not finish in the first minute Randy will make him wish he stayed at home. D Block, what a F*^king JOKE!!! Dude would get sold if he was really on a yard!!!

  • stone says:

    I said it before… The risk isn’t worth the reward! Why would Randy even take this fight? There’s a small 1-5% chance Toney catches Randy and KOs him… If Randy pounds, controls, submits, or Knocks Toney out… WHO CARES?!?

  • danw84 says:

    Probably the same people who gave a 1-1 fighter coming off a win of a totally irrelevant Heath Herring a title shot will be those who care.

  • danw84 says:

    My point is that I think it’s pretty obvious they want Randy to get a title shot before he’s done, and whether or not it matters for Randy to beat a non-mma fighter, it is very high profile and easily leads into a title shot.

  • raker says:

    This fight is great in that it will answer that long standing boxing vs. MMA question that some people have had for a long time. We have a current heavyweight boxing champ fighting a recent former UFC heavyweight champ. Call it the fight business but it is really the entertainment business and this fight, and the lead up to it, could be extremely entertaining.

    As bad as I want Randy to win, I just can’t rule Toney out. Randy has been recently dropped by Lesnar, Nog and Vera, neither of which has the standup game of Toney. The fight starts standing and Randy will likely have to eat one on the way in. I just hope he eats it, finishes the takedown and lays a spanking on Toney just like Tito.

  • LiverPunch says:

    In my heart of hearts I hope Toney wins and is a legit threat to any LHW or HW in the UFC. But having said that I am being either a realist or pessimist when I say he wont and he never will be. $$$$ is the main motivation from 2 out of the 3 parties in this, at least 2 of the 3 I reckon.

  • Rece Rock says:

    Money makes the world go round…If that wasn’t the motivation then most promotions wouldn’t even exist in the capacity they do…Execs know it’s Business first, sport second, they can pursuade the fans to like whatever they serve up for their viewing entertainment- Why do you think DW is so gainfully employed, the man probably could put a spin on a tornado- and I ain’t mad at him because it’s strictly business.

    C.R.E.A.M. Dolla Dolla Bill Y’all.

  • mu_shin says:

    Raker got it right: this is entertainment. No, it’s not a relevant fight in any title picture, don’t really know if this one will be LHW or HW, but this fight has the potential to bring boxing fans and casual fight fans into the MMA game, which is a good thing, as well as giving all of us a window into the boxing versus MMA argument.

    You better believe that James Toney with a four ounce glove is a serious threat; he brings years of ring savvy, championship experience, and over 80 fights in six weight divisions worth of punching power. He may be in the twilight of his career, but if the Mercer/Sylvia match-up showed us anything, it’s don’t underestimate a boxer’s punching power.

    Do I think Randy wins this one? Absolutely. Toney has never defended a takedown in his life, has never defended a leg kick (not that Randy is known for his kicks) , Toney has never competed in a sport where the action doesn’t stop when the fighters clinch, and he’s never had a highly motivated Olympic caliber wrestler sitting on his chest determined to choke his lights out. But Randy better stay close, where Toney’s punching power is useless, and use his grappling advantage, because if he gets caught in Toney’s range, it could be a short night.


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