Couture: I would love to choke the hell out of him

by Brett Okamoto | source:

Randy Coutur is giving former world champion boxer James Toney a chance to beat him in their heavyweight fight on Aug. 28 — even when few others are.

“I don’t think it’s a freak show. I give him credit for the things he’s accomplished in boxing. I certainly accomplished a lot of things in wresting that nobody gave me credit for when I made my way in to MMA."

“Those combative sports count for something. James is going to be dangerous.”

“I would love to choke the hell out of him. I think that’s a big piece of MMA and certainly a big piece I’ve been working on.”

“I suspect it’s because I tend to be a cerebral fighter,” Couture said of why UFC brass chose him to welcome Toney to the sport. “They probably realize I have a good chance of taking him down, putting him on his back and making the point that needs to be made.”

“I’m not the one saying, ‘boxers suck.’ I have a lot of respect for what boxers do and I’ve never had any illusion that I’m a world-class boxer," Couture said. "I’m a mixed martial artist.”

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Kai Tremeche site profile image  

8/23/10 8:28 PM by Kai Tremeche

Love these 2010 posters.

adrenochrome site profile image  

8/23/10 7:12 PM by adrenochrome

Tim Sylvia tried to have a stand up fight with Mercer too. Randy -will- get him down and when he does he will end it, whether it be from strikes or submission Toney is done in the first round. 

thirdleg site profile image  

8/23/10 6:32 PM by thirdleg

Mercer crushed former UFC champion Tim Sylvia.

Here4aDay site profile image  

8/23/10 6:14 PM by Here4aDay

However randy wants? Lmao. Your boy is literally 1 punch away from having permanent brain damage.

adrenochrome site profile image  

8/23/10 6:09 PM by adrenochrome

This fight ends one of two ways:1. Randy beats him (however he wants.)2. James Toney gets DQ'ed. I can see it happening. Strikes to the back of the head, eye gouging from the bottom. I've had a bad feeling about it since the fight was made. I could easily see Toney doing something like that out of frustration.

Here4aDay site profile image  

8/23/10 6:02 PM by Here4aDay

I wrestled in high school. Don't see what that has to do with boxing or submissions but ok.

Kai Tremeche site profile image  

8/23/10 5:59 PM by Kai Tremeche


The Sultan site profile image  

8/23/10 12:41 PM by The Sultan

 definitely interested in this fight.

taruk mak tao site profile image  

8/23/10 11:27 AM by taruk mak tao

randy by RNC within first 3 minutes

Dancing With Myself site profile image  

8/23/10 11:07 AM by Dancing With Myself

watch toney sub him on the way down, I would lol, but wont happen.Randy by choke Rd 1