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James Toney will earn an estimated $750,000 - $1,000,000 at UFC 118

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A debate has raged over who would prevail if a boxer and a mixed martial artist fought since MMA was invented in the early 1990s. No one has been able to figure out how the old-school sweet science fits in with this new-age phenomenon. At UFC 1, a fighter competed wearing one boxing glove and one free hand. Ever since, the two sports have battled for fans, media attention and bragging rights.

The UFC, led by former boxer-turned-promoter Dana White, has flourished. “MMA is the king of the [expletive] right now,” Toney said, which is another reason he’s here. He’ll make an estimated $750,000 to $1 million Saturday. In boxing, “I can’t get no fights.”

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Post #1   8/28/10 2:35:48AM   

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More money than the beating Royce took but should end in similar fashion

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Post #2   8/28/10 5:47:20AM   

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He'll be worth every penny. This will be a big ppv #.

Post #3   8/28/10 9:03:18AM   

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I'd fight Randy Couture for $1,000,000

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Posted by Boo_Radley21

I'd fight Randy Couture for $1,000,000


I'd do it for 100k

Post #5   8/28/10 9:20:53AM   

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Posted by Hendo67


Posted by Boo_Radley21

I'd fight Randy Couture for $1,000,000


I'd do it for 100k



I'd do it for 25K

Post #6   8/28/10 9:55:30AM   

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its a shame so much money is being wasted on him....there should be a stipulation that IF Toney wins, then he can earn that much money.....but that money should go to fighters who deserve it.... i dont even think its going to make an PPV record dents or anything....Lesnar is still a bigger draw

Post #7   8/28/10 10:04:42AM   

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tHAT IS UFED UP. Dw didnnt even want Toney, but now Toney is making two to 3 times Lesnar money!!! It seems like UFC fighters have no value, but boxers do in UFC? Is it star power? Get Mickey Rourke or Russel Crow in there, I feel bad for the artists who are more skilled in martal arts, but will only make $7,000.00 --- 100 times less.

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Posted by mrsmiley


Posted by Hendo67


Posted by Boo_Radley21

I'd fight Randy Couture for $1,000,000


I'd do it for 100k



I'd do it for 25K



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this is kinda like kimbo earning 500k from elitexc.

cept toney had a good boxing record.

Post #10   8/28/10 11:57:33AM   

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Post #11   8/28/10 12:43:28PM   

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I don't get it.

Toney was the one practically begging to fight.

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Posted by mrsmiley


Posted by Hendo67


Posted by Boo_Radley21

I'd fight Randy Couture for $1,000,000


I'd do it for 100k



I'd do it for 25K



I'd do it for free

Post #13   8/28/10 1:39:07PM   

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Posted by icantthinkofanything

tHAT IS UFED UP. Dw didnnt even want Toney, but now Toney is making two to 3 times Lesnar money!!! It seems like UFC fighters have no value, but boxers do in UFC? Is it star power? Get Mickey Rourke or Russel Crow in there, I feel bad for the artists who are more skilled in martal arts, but will only make $7,000.00 --- 100 times less.



Is Boxing not a Martial Art? Yes it has everything to do with his drawing power I question how much of a cross over effect it will have since its not like Toney is the most loved man in Boxing. I think it is safe to say that James Toney is more accomplished at Boxing then Brock ever was at Wrestling. Lucky for Brock Wrestling itself usually will take you farther in MMA then most of the other arts. The UFC feels that this fight will pull in Boxing fans and they will see what we all see in MMA and jump on the wagon and that has everything to do with why he is here and why he is making so much money.

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700 large is a small price to pay to put another nail in the Boxing vs MMA coffin

in relation remember this is a small paycheck for Toney, I imagine he wont wrap them up for anything less

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