Couture and Toney confident in their clinch

source: usatoday.com
 

"I'm aware of the boxing clinch and boxers' ability to create openings to land good punches in that in-fighting," Couture said. "I think it's completely different with wrestling. The kind of clinch that wrestlers bring is a lot different. I've been in there with a lot of good strikers, and the clinch always seems to frustrate them. It's a lot different clinch than a boxing clinch. It doesn't mean I don't have to be attentive there. But I still feel like it's an area where I'm going to be strong."

The boxers message hasn't changed throughout the hype for his bout with grizzled mixed martial artist Randy Couture: He's very confident, perhaps moreso after greeting Couture at Wednesday's press conference.

"If you were up close and personal, you saw the fear in his eyes," Toney said. "He ain't never seen nobody like me in his life."

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bismanfightclub site profile image  

8/29/10 9:32 AM by bismanfightclub

lol @ toney falling down when Handy touched his ankle.  He said he wanted to fight Lesnar?  My god there would have been a live execution on PPV if that had happened.

JolietJake site profile image  

8/29/10 9:30 AM by JolietJake

Fail

tenchu site profile image  

8/29/10 2:28 AM by tenchu

It's easy to be right when you're on the side of MMA.TTT for the Sweeteer Science and the best figheters in the world.

Kai Tremeche site profile image  

8/29/10 2:11 AM by Kai Tremeche

I just love being right like always.

bsrizpac site profile image  

8/28/10 9:47 PM by bsrizpac

God dAmn ufc fans are dumb. Watch castillo v coralles for clinch work

dc1000 site profile image  

8/28/10 9:39 PM by dc1000

Stand N Gurgel sounds so much more life-like than Stand N Wang  

Darth BLAF site profile image  

8/28/10 7:03 PM by Darth BLAF

Not just that. Brandon Vera actually trained with Randy at the Olympic Training Center. So he already knew what it was like to wrestle with Randy, what to expect somewhat,  going into their mma match years later.   While Brandon Vera "somewhat training takedown defense" might = understatement of the year, "BONEDintheJanitorsCloset" is definitely up for DUMBASS of the year.....

gangsta101 site profile image  

8/28/10 6:39 PM by gangsta101

in-fighting in boxing can be just as important as range fighting just like in mma. There's a difference between clinching and holding. Technicians like Toney beat people up by throwing combos on the inside where most people get comfortable and don't see them coming. It's a legit technique.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

8/28/10 4:25 AM by chaplinshouse

you do realize a boxing clinch is what boxers do when they're tired and/or don't want to get hit? it's not an offense generating fight tactic like it is in mma, it's a stall tactic. I'm sure Toney is the master at softly hugging guys but that won't help him here.