Toney responds to Belfort's boxing challenge

by Percy Crawford | source:

On September 4, Vitor Belfort issued a challenge to James Toney via twitter to fight in the boxing ring.

Dana let me fight James Tony on 6 round boxe Mach I think I can catch him with my speed   
6:19 PM

Dana will be the 1 boxing match in UFC I promise he will fell my power and we will show the world the a Ufc fighter can do better

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Upon hearing the news, Toney wasted no time in replying to the Brazilian knockout artist. "Tell Vitor Belfort let's make it happen. I like that because he ain't no scared little bitch. He wants to come to my world and I'm more than willing to welcome him into my world," Toney would inform moments ago.

Belfort, who at one point was considered to have the fastest hands in MMA, is on a 5-fight winning streak, including a 1st round knockout over Rich Franklin in his last outing. Of course, that bout took place a year ago, when Belfort made his return to the Octagon after nearly 4 years during UFC 103. After that fight, Belfort was originally set to take on UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, but a shoulder injury would sideline the former champion, forcing him to sit out and rehab all this time. Belfort's comeback will take place in November at UFC 122, when he takes on Yushin Okami in a title eliminator, but he welcomes an opportunity to also test his boxing skills against Toney.

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ChaseMMA site profile image  

9/7/10 1:55 PM by ChaseMMA

I just think JDS vs Toney would be exciting. Two boxers both talented. Would be fun.

RnK1026 site profile image  

9/7/10 1:27 PM by RnK1026

Cre and james toney can lick my nads. both of you would get stomped by belfort and the same time. now cre, why dont you bust out a paragraph for me explaining your retard self.....pwetty pwease!

Mark Hunter site profile image  

9/7/10 10:51 AM by Mark Hunter

Actually, I think Vitor is IN his prime.

andrewilbe site profile image  

9/7/10 9:56 AM by andrewilbe

I really, really, REALLY hope this fight happens.The question/myth/retardation needs to stop in the MMA world. Toney would absolutely smash and humiliate ANY fighter in MMA in a boxing ring.I also think Toney has earned it. He took a fight with the biggest legend in MMA. I'd love to see him get some respect from you guys, and the only way that will happen if for you to realize MMA fighters are just that.......MMA fighters, not boxers.Vitor needs to be careful what he wishes for or he just might get it.

BoxingFan site profile image  

9/7/10 9:50 AM by BoxingFan

LOL at Vitor beating Toney under boxing rules. Anyone who seriously thinks that's even remotely possible needs to get there heads examined.Remember what happened to Silvia when he decided to stand in front of Mercer? Mercer is older, slower, and at no point in his career anywhere near as skilled as Toney.Vitor may have fast hands, but Toney's been hit by bigger, faster, and stronger throughout his career. He's fighting 50-70 pounds heavier than he should be and still hasn't been ko'd. You really think Vitor hits harder than pro heavyweight boxers?

stlnl2 site profile image  

9/7/10 9:39 AM by stlnl2

I know he isnt relevant. That doesnt mean he wont still kill Vitor, he doesnt need to be relavant to have more than enough to smash Vitor in a boxing match.

Naughty Gorilla site profile image  

9/7/10 9:36 AM by Naughty Gorilla

Remember Vitor vs Yvel ? One of the fastest double-legs you've ever seen!

Markos site profile image  

9/7/10 9:19 AM by Markos

atta boy i was gonna post the Same damn thing... That was toney just NASTY and in his prime. Not so much anymore

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

9/7/10 8:57 AM by Ramon Maroni

Oh Jesus Boxing only Vitor gets mauled

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

9/7/10 8:40 AM by Bobby Lupo

 Vitor got sonned by a Brazilian Ammy. Toney would hurt him. Toney is the 72nd best HW in the world. Vitor isn't even top 1000