Toney training for Couture with King Mo

by Percy Crawford | source:

Boxing legend James "Lights Out" Toney and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion King Mo Lawal both confirmed to that they will be working together as Toney prepares for his MMA debut against UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. The two actually already got some work in this weekend and will continue to train together as the fight gets closer. Both men are looking at the opportunity as a win-win situation for both parties. Lawal, being a decorated wrestler, can assist Toney in that department while at the same time improve his own striking skills by learning from one of the most accomplished boxers in the history of the sport.

Bringing in Lawal is an indication of just how seriously Toney's taking this fight and the sport. The current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion also helped Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira prepare for his UFC 102 bout with Couture, which he went on to win via unanimous decision in a "Fight of the Year" candidate.

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tags: James Toney (detail)  Randy Couture (detail)  King Mo Lawal   UFC   


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The Sultan site profile image  

6/8/10 9:31 PM by The Sultan

 I LOL'd.

clarenceworley site profile image  

6/8/10 9:28 PM by clarenceworley

Jesus set the standard for no time limit, no rules bouts.

buvaiser site profile image  

6/8/10 9:22 PM by buvaiser

king mo gets alot done with athleticism. he wouldn't be the best to train an old dog like toney.

William Colosimo site profile image  

6/8/10 9:13 PM by William Colosimo

not really. he threw that fight.

Suplush site profile image  

6/8/10 9:10 PM by Suplush

Toney is training with a better wrestler than Couture, is Couture training with a better striker than Toney? Hell no. Lights out has this shit in the bag, it's curtains for Randy.

KimuraKing site profile image  

6/8/10 9:07 PM by KimuraKing


xcouturefan site profile image  

6/8/10 8:10 PM by xcouturefan

Toney by KO

MMAxNate site profile image  

6/8/10 7:58 PM by MMAxNate

Spiritual rope-a-dope.

The James site profile image  

6/8/10 7:38 PM by The James

 Yeaaaah...but he wasn't exactly intelligently defending himself either.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

6/8/10 6:29 PM by Jack Skellington

Toney is smart, I like him!