Who do you believe James Toney should fight first in the UFC?

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POLL: Some choices
Kimbo Slice 38% (18)
Chuck Liddell 13% (6)
Forrest Griffin 6% (3)
Rampage 4% (2)
Pat Barry 23% (11)
Crocop 15% (7)
StorminYourman
3/4/10 7:43:08PM
Randy Couture wants first dibs but i beleive no sanctioning body in there right mind would let that fight happen.Above are some choices but feel free to mention some other ones.All fighters would want this fight because simply put you are in the main event.I also cannot see Dana putting Toney in there with a good submision or takedown guy for his first fight.

Edit- Wand. Silva would also be a great first match!
State_Champ
3/4/10 7:47:20PM
I've read somewhere that someone had the idea of putting him against Kimbo first. Then depending on whether he wins or loses he fighters the winner/loser of Chuck vs Tito.
I like this idea, and it seems any of those three possible fights would make big money.
SmileR
3/4/10 7:50:05PM
On the list I picked Kimbo but I can honestly see him getting a good wrestler or sub guy. Dana has always said boxers wont last in MMA and I honestly think he's brought Toney in as a sacrificial lamb to prove his point.
StorminYourman
3/4/10 8:18:00PM

Posted by SmileR

On the list I picked Kimbo but I can honestly see him getting a good wrestler or sub guy. Dana has always said boxers wont last in MMA and I honestly think he's brought Toney in as a sacrificial lamb to prove his point.



That is a good point but i think he(Dana) wants to let him go against a striker to get beat at his own game.IMHO at his age we will not be able to take 5 minute rounds at his age and fitness level.However if Toney is the great athlete he claims to be we might see an upset and boxing writers going crazy with how boxers are the greatest fighters ever.
SmileR
3/4/10 8:45:01PM

Posted by StorminYourman


Posted by SmileR

On the list I picked Kimbo but I can honestly see him getting a good wrestler or sub guy. Dana has always said boxers wont last in MMA and I honestly think he's brought Toney in as a sacrificial lamb to prove his point.



That is a good point but i think he(Dana) wants to let him go against a striker to get beat at his own game.IMHO at his age we will not be able to take 5 minute rounds at his age and fitness level.However if Toney is the great athlete he claims to be we might see an upset and boxing writers going crazy with how boxers are the greatest fighters ever.



Thats what I'm thinking as well. If he fights someone like CroCop I have very little doubt he'll KO him with his power and ability to push through punches. Which would be a huge loss for MMA and do nothing but fuel the fire from boxing nut huggers that boxers are the worlds best fighters!
AnDeRsonDaSiLvA
3/4/10 10:44:01PM
Cro cop , Barry or Hardonk so he can take one kick and quit faster then Mercer did against Bonjasky .

seanfu
3/5/10 1:40:48AM
He should fight Macho Man Randy savage and Ray Mysterio in a ladder match. Kimbo gets the winner in Ultimania in July.
prozacnation1978
3/5/10 1:56:06AM
probably kimbo
Pookie
3/5/10 2:23:27AM
If he gets cro-cop, theres no way he wins that fight. Ever seen what happens when someone who has never checked a kick before get kicked in the leg? Devastation.

Ever seen what happens when someone with a couple years of muay thai conditioning recieves a cro-cop level leg kick? Devastation.

Can you even imagine the look on someones face who has never even kicked a thai pad, when they recieve a cro-cop level leg kick? i can. I think Toney's twig legs will be destroyed if practically anyone kicks him.
State_Champ
3/5/10 9:00:34AM

Posted by seanfu

He should fight Macho Man Randy savage and Ray Mysterio in a ladder match. Kimbo gets the winner in Ultimania in July.



AWESOME!
pinoymixplaya
3/5/10 9:36:41AM
I definitely think its going to be Kimbo, seeing as how his fight with Meathead got pulled of the UFC website....
costellomma
3/5/10 10:46:53AM
FEED HIM TO:
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
or
Frank Mir

They will take his arm home.
mkiv9secsupra
3/5/10 11:43:14AM
I seriously hope its not Kimbo...Its just going to be fuel for anti-mma/pro-boxing fans since Kimbo will get mauled by even an old James Toney.... Page would be a good fight. Maybe even put him in the with Thiago Silva...
cowcatcher
3/5/10 12:26:11PM
im guessing danas paying toney pretty well so i would think he wants to give him a cnance to win therefore it will be kimbo. id love to see randy get in there with him, but the media loves kimbo and that sells PPV buys making that all the more likely.
Aleks_Smash
3/5/10 12:59:52PM





Simply put the cash cow is Toney vs Kimbo on Spike TV in April. Thats the fight every single person should want to see. It is a fair match up for MMA Skills and Kimbo actually has the advantage in MMA skills. (LOL to say that last sentence ever).

Heres my top 5 picks outside of Kimbo.

1. James Irvin

2. Pat Barry

3. Cheick Kongo

4. Keith Jardine

5. Antoni Hardonk
ncordless
3/5/10 1:05:13PM
Dan Severn
State_Champ
3/5/10 2:46:45PM

Posted by Aleks_Smash

.....Kimbo actually has the advantage in MMA skills.....



I agree. I'm surprised to hear so many people saying that Toney would beat Kimbo easily.
Kimbo has shown some takedown ability (which is what I imagine would be the ideal tool against Toney) and he did already beat a boxer when he submitted Ray Mercer.
haggiswashere
3/5/10 6:40:21PM
I feel like Forrest could pick him apart.
deezyo
3/6/10 12:16:09AM
if he fights at heavyweight ( crocop ), light heavyweight ( chuck )
Aiden08
3/6/10 10:17:11AM
Jardine Def
gcraig22
3/12/10 8:25:50PM
Let Heath Herring kick his ass.
Pookie
3/12/10 10:21:03PM
****, give him Kongo.
slapshot
3/16/10 12:24:16PM
I think you guys are blinded by his mouth and are not giving him enough credit. If you think He cant smash other strikers just because he's old you've got another thing coming.

He would KO Chuck there is no doubt in my mind and I love Chuck. Leg kicks might work if he's not prepared for MMA however if he is then he'll be a very dangerous fighter and for the record I think he would put half the fighters you guys are saying he should be "fed" to in coma's.

To whoever said they dont think he can last one five minute round striking you make me laugh at the pure lack of thought in that comment.


I dont like what he's said and I would find just as much satisfaction in seeing him get his azz handed to him as the next guy but Toney's striking skills are no joke, if he comes in with a serious mindset and some defense training not very many fighters have the skill to beat him striking nor should they even try, put him on his back and sub him or you just might find yourself in Tim Sylvia shoes and thems some embarrassing shoes to have to walk around in.
GSPVSSILVA
3/19/10 10:49:44PM
Jardine sounds appropriate
shotokansun
3/21/10 2:30:36AM
Out of the list you gave, the obvious choice is Kimbo. This would be a cash cow of a fight, especially if it is on Free TV.

Hard thing to imagine, at least for me, is that this is a fight that Kimbo can win, and win convincingly.
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