Randy Couture expects James Toney fight to be signed soon

Randy Couture expects the rumoured fight with heavyweight boxing champion, James “Light’s Out” Toney in the very near future.

Couture, speaking via MMAWeekly.com, said:

“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.”

“I think it will happen pretty soon, but I haven’t heard anything about the bout agreement, or any of that stuff. So far it’s not official, it’s all just hearsay, but I know some of it’s come from Dana as well, so it’s just a matter of time. We’ll get it signed here probably in the next couple weeks.”

“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. We’ve heard other boxers come on board and make comments about MMA, and James is really the first one that’s stepped up and put his butt where his mouth is and signed on the line. 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. There’s so many other tools that come in play in mixed martial arts. Hopefully, he’ll have learned some of them, and we’ll have a great fight.”

“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.”

When asked which weight category he’d like to see the fight take place::

“I don’t care, it doesn’t make any difference to me. I actually think he will be in better shape and a tougher opponent if he’s got to get himself in shape, and cut to 205. If he chooses to stay up at 230 where he’s at now and fight at heavyweight, that doesn’t really matter, we’re not that big a difference in size.”

About William Smith

After watching the first Ultimate Fighting Championship I became instantly hooked. I've been a huge fan of the sport of MMA ever since. Haven't missed a UFC event & thanks to fight pass I've witnessed some of the all time greatest fighter & athletes the sport through Pride, Strikeforce, WEC, Glory, Pacrase, EliteXC.............. I resently joined MMA-paradise.com & will use this site to continue to bring the latest news from the world of MMA to all our loyal followers.