Mixed martial arts vs. boxing.
It's a longstanding debate among combat sports fans and journalists, and while there have been MMA fighters that have done pro boxing, and pro boxers that have done MMA, the biggest crossover fight the two sports has ever seen is about to take place on Aug. 28 in Boston.
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture had no problem being the first person to step up to the plate when he heard that boxing champion James Toney signed with the UFC. In fact, he volunteered and wanted to be the one to welcome him to the Octagon.
"We've heard (Floyd Mayweather Jr.) and others run their mouths about it, and he's the first one that's actually had the courage to step up and fight, and stand behind what he's talking," Couture told MMAWeekly Radio.
"He's a tremendous boxer. I've watched him compete. He's a four-time world champion. He's an amazing striker. The question is how much of the other stuff is he going to be able to pick up and learn by the time he has to step into that cage.
"To finally get a world champion boxer to sign on the dotted line and step up is a huge fight. It's going to bring a lot of eyes from the boxing world to see how this fight comes out and unfolds. That's a fun fight, that's a cool place to be in."
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