These guys in MMA ... they good kickers, like girls
"If they think I'm going to go in there and get choked out or lay down and get my arm barred and all that, they got another thing coming to 'em, you know what I'm saying? Like I said, yeah, you're right, MMA is not like boxing because boxing is tougher, you know what I'm saying? I look at it like this, if a guy get in there and try to take me to the ground, he might see his head go into orbit. The head is going into orbit, for real.
These guys in MMA, they good wrestlers and good grapplers and good kickers, like girls, but, you know, when it comes to throwing them blows, they ain't got a chance in hell, you know what I'm saying? Then they say I don't got a chance if I go to the floor.
"Hey, they gonna see a whole arsenal. They gonna see kicks, they gonna see experience and everything. And my forte right now is slamming."
"Hey, the only way you gonna know is if you tune in and watch. And that's what I want you to do. Pay your $54.95, come see James Toney. If you hate me, come see me try to get beat, if you love me, you enjoy the ride, have a good time and eat your popcorn."
I take my hat off to Dana White
"You know what? They got smart. They know what time it is. Dana White put his money where his mouth was, you know what I'm saying? He backed it up, you know what I'm saying, and I take my hat off to him. Unlike the rest of these cats in boxing, who scared to do anything, talking about I'm an all-time great, but then they don't want to pay me and put me on undercards and shit, hey, my man stepped up, hands down."
"Bob Arum, like you said, he said it right about the MMA promoters. They doing what he used to do, what him and Don King used to do. They used to be out on the grind like that, but now they got fat and lazy and they don't want to do it no more, you know what I'm saying. That's why MMA is so big; it's blowing up right now. I'm looking forward to expanding my wings to the MMA circle and handle my business like I always do."
"It's 3 fights over 2 years with an option for 2 more after that, but I'm gonna take it as it comes, you know what I'm saying? If I can't get a meaningful big fight in the boxing world, I'll keep fighting in the UFC, which is something I want to do anyway. My mind is made up, I'm ready to go and like I said, I'm very, very, very motivated."
If Randy Couture tries to take me to the ground ... he's still gonna get knocked out..
"Randy Couture, he respects my game like I respect his game. He's the best at what he do in his sport; I'm the best at what I do in my sport. We gonna see who has the better style and everybody know it's James Toney. If he tries to throw blow for blow with me, he definitely gonna get knocked out. That's a given, you know what I'm saying? If he tries to take me to the ground, it ain't going to be easy, you know what I'm saying? He's still gonna get knocked out. Either way, it's a lose-lose situation for him."