Penn: I would really like to see Toney do good

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com
 

"I really would like to see James Toney do good out there," Penn said. "You know what? If Randy goes in there and runs over James Toney in five seconds, I don't think that does anything. I look for ways to try to build the sport, ways to put more fans in the seats and more money in our pockets. I want to see James Toney go in there and do good."

Using the recent case of Chael Sonnen as an example, Penn explained that fans sometimes take the fighters' pre-fight trash talk too seriously when it's simply an attempt to hype the fight.

He says Toney's comments about Couture and MMA are no different.

"I remember talking to him a while back and he said, 'BJ, I want to get involved with this stuff,'" Penn recalled. "And I never... I thought he was just running his mouth at first. I thought we were just, you know, having a conversation. And here he is, here he is. He's stepping in and fighting a five-time UFC champ on his first fight. The guy's got some b----, man. And I give it to him. And I just, I wish the best for him."

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Recent Comments »

kimurayoass site profile image  

8/23/10 2:43 PM by kimurayoass

my thoughts exactlyhe just doesnt wanna see Handy scoop a double leg and get a GNP win in the 1st minute.

Coolface_Awesomeson site profile image  

8/23/10 2:29 PM by Coolface_Awesomeson

You see... at no point in the article does BJ say that he wants Toney to WIN. He simply says he wants Toney to do well: i.e. not be run over. He wants a (fairly) competitive fight.And if you don't see how an exciting fight between Couture and a boxer that a LOT of non-MMA-fans know (if only by name), then _you_ may be the mentally challenged one.(Remember the coverage that Herschel Walker got?)

crazydave site profile image  

8/23/10 12:53 PM by crazydave

bj is retarded

Here4aDay site profile image  

8/23/10 12:29 PM by Here4aDay

Toney winning does nothing good for MMA.

Marco808 site profile image  

8/23/10 12:24 PM by Marco808

Maybe I used it wrong, but when I said "south of 40", I meant under 40. I want to see good boxers, still in or near their prime (like Zab), see Toney do well and then decide to make the leap too. I think that younger elite (or once elite) boxers will be more willing to learn the ground game and then we'll really see what a great boxer with a good sprawl or decent ground defense can do.  

bshaw1979 site profile image  

8/23/10 12:19 PM by bshaw1979

Hmmm...I would said the same thing and your boy GSP cheating..whoda thunk?

Bumbaclot site profile image  

8/23/10 11:09 AM by Bumbaclot

 BJ's stand-up even looks like Toney's.  No real 1 punch power but very crafty boxer and sturdy chin.

Bumbaclot site profile image  

8/23/10 11:08 AM by Bumbaclot

 BJ actually looks just like Toney.  But lighter skinned.

bsrizpac site profile image  

8/23/10 10:49 AM by bsrizpac

it already is



 

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