James Toney will '100 percent' fight MMA again

by Ray Hui | source: mmafighting.com
 

In an appearance Monday on The MMA Hour, Toney said he is certain he will return to mixed martial arts. "That's 100 percent," Toney told host Ariel Helwani.

The 42-year-old Toney and current IBA heavyweight boxing champion lost to UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture at UFC 118 at three minutes and 19 seconds of the first round.

Toney, who was scheduled to earn $500,000 for the fight, learned just before the fight that his purse would be held as his past tax returns are examined. Toney says he hasn't received a penny yet, but is confident he will recover his fight purse and plans on suing the I.R.S.

"I'm honestly I don't care if in the UFC or whoever," Toney said. "When James Toney fights, people will come."

"I'm in preparation to make a defense of my heavyweight defense on Jan. 27, but after Jan. 27, I'm available."

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jct71 site profile image  

12/14/10 1:19 PM by jct71

Toney was a great fighter but he beat a 50 yr old Holyfield with 12 brain cells left, not the best example.

Jsteven site profile image  

12/14/10 12:55 PM by Jsteven

 who gives a shit.  stick to boxing

Run Forrest Run site profile image  

12/14/10 12:43 PM by Run Forrest Run

"Toney, who was scheduled to earn $500,000 for the fight, learned just before the fight that his purse would be held as his past tax returns are examined. Toney says he hasn't received a penny yet, but is confident he will recover his fight purse and plans on suing the I.R.S."Toney has no $$$ left and he is suing the I.R.S.Can you say Wesley Snipes.They should (who ever is willing to hire Toney for MMA) put him against Ken Shamrock he might win.

A Dingo Ate My Creepy site profile image  

12/14/10 8:17 AM by A Dingo Ate My Creepy

 Toney vs the Jui-Jitsu Bean make it happen

bryanand site profile image  

12/14/10 8:12 AM by bryanand

"THe Mike Tyson myth was smashed years ago, especially when Holyfield did what he did."Yeah, that illegal headbutt Holyfield landed in the first fight really put Mike out for the rest of the fight. And all the headbutts Holyfield threw in the second fight led to his ear getting bit off.THATS STREET

goldleader site profile image  

12/14/10 4:04 AM by goldleader

the only 'MMA' Toney wants to compete in is stand and wang.

The Notorious OMG site profile image  

12/14/10 2:26 AM by The Notorious OMG

yeah because Toney would be able to threaten to shoot the double like Rashad did. I'm sure Rampage would be terrified of ending up on his back with a superior ground gamer like James Toney.we went through listening to the James Toney bullshit for 4 months and he didn't last 2 minutes with Couture's old ass. just let it go, you're annoying.

DanaWhiteAlwaysLooksTired site profile image  

12/14/10 1:34 AM by DanaWhiteAlwaysLooksTired

James toney is currently around 15% bodyfat, hes going to need to drop to about 2% to be in shape like a great fighter like the gold champion brock lesnar. I think with a good coach and lots of pride toney will take the number two spot in ufc champions currently and forever. It would be wise for dana white to let toney take a shot at getting into the brazilian jue jitso hall of fame.

Haws site profile image  

12/14/10 1:24 AM by Haws

Toney needs to work harder in training if he wants to go anywhere in this sport

Mayhem13 site profile image  

12/14/10 1:16 AM by Mayhem13

 if they put him in against a Striker thats not gonna mix it up a ton with kicks like Barry/Crocop/etc...i would be pretty interested in watching still. Toney vs Rampage  Toney vs Kimbo Toney vs Liddell hell I would like to see Toney vs McCorkle even, Corky is a ground guy, but Toney would have the advantage on the feet and might not get subbed as quick as Randy did him for..



 

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