Freddie Roach: UFC using old boxers to make MMA look good

source: eastsideboxing.com
 

On James Toney making the switch to MMA at this late stage in his career to fight Randy Couture:
“I think it’s a bad decision. I don’t think it will work. I think the UFC is just trying to say they’re better than boxing because if James fought Couture in a boxing match James would absolutely destroy him, but if he fights him in a UFC/MMA style fight James does not have a ground game, once he goes to the ground it’s over. It’s completely two different sports and they’re just trying to use older boxers to make their sport look better.”

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mikecard site profile image  

6/24/10 9:48 PM by mikecard

when?

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

6/24/10 7:31 PM by ABE FROMAN

 Mercer knocked out Brad Imes?!/1!?!?!?!

DSaint site profile image  

6/24/10 7:27 PM by DSaint

^ MY post got fucked up, but my reply:Dude, STFU. Tim was top 10 in the world at Heavyweight at the time of the Fedor fight, the fight he had directly before Mercer knocked him the fuck out. Sure he's not the best heavyweight, but to pretend like Mercer knocked out Brad Imes is some bullshit.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

6/24/10 7:23 PM by PrettyBoy

 Wow leave it to an MMA fan to throw a two time UFC Champion under the bus as a sub par fighter.  Cool dude.

DSaint site profile image  

6/24/10 7:22 PM by DSaint

Don't fucking play yourself, kid. Sure Toney is using Dana for a payday, but Dana knows Toney is going to tack on a considerable amount of buys to the PPV (s) he appears on.

HexRei site profile image  

6/24/10 5:53 PM by HexRei

Right because Sylvia is such a well-rounded example of an MMA fighter... he's a dream match for a boxer because he doesn't go to the ground unless he's put there, and he's really only an average striker.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

6/24/10 5:33 PM by PrettyBoy

 I agree with you.

Altair site profile image  

6/24/10 5:28 PM by Altair

^^^^Yes, Chuck could retire off of Boxing money, obviously NOT on MMA money considering his last fights needed not happen, whatever he had left, Shogun devoured.

PrettyBoy site profile image  

6/24/10 4:21 PM by PrettyBoy

 So you're saying Dana should have let Chuck fight him?