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UFC Signs Boxing Champion James Toney, Debut Date Uncertain

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Posted by CwB

-Think about the marketing possible of a former Boxing Champion fighting in the UFC. ESPN talked a lot about Walkers debut, even ignored the rest of the fight card, think about how much ESPN will be talking about Toney's debut. (----Yes, I know how much it sucks to see freak shows get all the media attention, but it is media attention, which will spark interest in non-mma viewers-----)



I am worried about ESPN's reaction to Toney's debut should Toney win or should Toney lose in a way that is the least bit controversial.

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so is he heavyweight class???

i would think maybe tuf finale doubt a main card pay per view

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I just hope the ufc doesnt try to pad his record with Cans.

No need to give him the top of the food chain to prove a point, but if they feed him the Kimbo's or houston alexanders ill just about give up on the UFC altogether. That would be a travesty, they need to test this guys Jits or wrestling, or else its just making a mockery of the sport. IMO

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not interested, hope he loses bigtime and then it will be over

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I don't know what to think all I do know is he is a pretty good boxer well now the best boxer in the HWs I know he's old but man I wonna see what happens every fight starts standing and if all someone is gonna do is take him down I'm sure he is good enough to time a solid punch also I DO think leg kicks will be his downfall but who knows what he knows in the MMA game I don't look down on this I think its gonna be cool to see if he wins or loses

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perfect opportunity to bring Sylvia back to the UFC to face Toney.

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Posted by SpiderSilva

I don't know what to think all I do know is he is a pretty good boxer well now the best boxer in the HWs I know he's old but man I wonna see what happens every fight starts standing and if all someone is gonna do is take him down I'm sure he is good enough to time a solid punch also I DO think leg kicks will be his downfall but who knows what he knows in the MMA game I don't look down on this I think its gonna be cool to see if he wins or loses



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Posted by SpiderSilva

I don't know what to think all I do know is he is a pretty good boxer well now the best boxer in the HWs I know he's old but man I wonna see what happens every fight starts standing and if all someone is gonna do is take him down I'm sure he is good enough to time a solid punch also I DO think leg kicks will be his downfall but who knows what he knows in the MMA game I don't look down on this I think its gonna be cool to see if he wins or loses



You remember the left hook James Tony got?
Sucker move I stole from a game ****
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To be fair Roy Jones was god.

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Posted by seanfu


Posted by Jride


Posted by SpiderSilva

I don't know what to think all I do know is he is a pretty good boxer well now the best boxer in the HWs I know he's old but man I wonna see what happens every fight starts standing and if all someone is gonna do is take him down I'm sure he is good enough to time a solid punch also I DO think leg kicks will be his downfall but who knows what he knows in the MMA game I don't look down on this I think its gonna be cool to see if he wins or loses



You remember the left hook James Tony got?
Sucker move I stole from a game ****
Ya'll Must've Forgot




To be fair Roy Jones was god.



Quoted for TRUTH!!!!

Losing to Roy is like losing to Fedor, GSP, Penn, A. Silva... No shame in losing to a GOAT.

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Posted by CwB


Posted by seanfu


Posted by Jride


Posted by SpiderSilva

I don't know what to think all I do know is he is a pretty good boxer well now the best boxer in the HWs I know he's old but man I wonna see what happens every fight starts standing and if all someone is gonna do is take him down I'm sure he is good enough to time a solid punch also I DO think leg kicks will be his downfall but who knows what he knows in the MMA game I don't look down on this I think its gonna be cool to see if he wins or loses



You remember the left hook James Tony got?
Sucker move I stole from a game ****
Ya'll Must've Forgot




To be fair Roy Jones was god.



Quoted for TRUTH!!!!

Losing to Roy is like losing to Fedor, GSP, Penn, A. Silva... No shame in losing to a GOAT.




The only shame in it is that Toney threw his hands down.

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Wow during that time Roy Jones Jr was so good no one could touch him also wasn't Toney boxer of the year not too long ago I would also like to add when he started getting really fat he lost a step as a top notch boxer

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He's a world champion of a combat sport. Nothing like a jose canseco, herschell walker. It's actually very similar to when Cro Cop was brought into PRIDE, except James Toney wont be getting a match with special rules to benefit him.

I'd like to see him fight a Tod Duffee, or another groundfighter that he'd take a beating from. At this point Cain would massacre Toney, but he sure would have some momentum going into his title shot.

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1 - He'll be fighting @ Light Heavyweight

2 - It's not an exclusive contract (per Kevin Iole). Toney can still box.

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I bet Dana gave him a low base salary and a decent cut of the PPV purchases. One thing Toney will be able to do is hype up his fight.

I don't know what to think of the signing. Seems like a one time shot for a small boost in ppv buys. He doesn't deserve Randy and I don't think the UFC would risk Couture getting knocked out. Any Seth Petruzelli sightings

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