Five-time MMA champion Randy Couture looks to be pretty excited to welcome a boxing legend like James Toney to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). Couture admits that Toney will be a huge threat on his feet, but he feels that he has the right game plan for his fight against Toney at UFC 118. ‘The Natural’ wants to smother up Toney against the fence to implement his dirty boxing and then he’ll probably take him to the ground to test his ground skills just a bit.
From Randy Couture:
“It looks like we’re narrowing it down, hopefully get a chance to sign for the James Toney fight here pretty quickly, and they’re looking to put that fight on at UFC 118 in Boston in August, and I’m excited about that. We’ve heard (Floyd) Mayweather and others kind of run their mouths about it, and he’s the first one that’s actually had the courage to step up and fight, and stand behind what he’s talking. Someone needs to welcome him appropriately to mixed martial arts, and show him what we’re all about. He’ll be very formidable at range, and I think anybody who faces him would be silly to stand around in front of him, and play that game. I’m going to go out and try to set him up, use my striking effectively to set him up, run him into the fence when possible, and tie him up and smother him, and put him on his butt. It’s a lot harder for him to be an effective boxer from his butt.”