Crave Online: Who did he get the most fun out of training- who had the most physical talent of any fighter.
Freddie Roach: Physical Talent is James Toney. If he just had discipline he would’ve been the greatest fighter of all time. But he doesn't.
What do you think of MMA?
I had two guys fight last night. They had 5 MMA fights and 5 boxing matches each, so I’m around the fighters a lot. I like the standing part of it better. Two guys on the ground doesn't appeal to me but I understand there's a science to it. I've had a few fighters: Andre Arlovski, BJ Penn, Anderson Silva, Tito Ortiz and I work with those guys occasionally. They all have talent.
What do you think of James Toney in MMA?
I think they're using James as a way to say MMA fighters are better than boxers. If he fights a quality ground guy, once he goes to the ground he's gonna get killed. But If a guy chooses to stand up with James, James is gonna destroy him. That’s why they call him “Lights Out”. I really don’t think there’s one fighter in MMA that could stand with James.
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