Originally Posted by rockdawg21
Ugh, ugly route to take to make money.
What do you expect though?
He can't get a decent fight in Boxing because Klitschko is not willing to fight him right now, and this is an avenue that he has an opportunity to make some money in. He is over 40 years old, so it's not like he's got all the time in the world to take a stab at a few more paydays.
I don't know why people somtimes act like money is a dirty word. Fighters like James Toney have earned the right to go after big payday fights. I'm not saying that he has earned the right to fight for the UFC Heavyweight Title, not by any means. However, the UFC is obviously willing to entertain the idea of letting him fight, and James is just trying to get the biggest name fight he can. I can understand some fans not being fond of the idea of Toney in the UFC, but it was the UFC who opened the door so you can't blame James for walking inside. Compared to some of the fighters we have seen compete, I think Toney has earned the right to give it a shot.
I agree that Lesnar would likely beat the tar out of him, but if the UFC made that match down the road it would certainly be a big event, and possibly one of the highest selling matches in UFC history.
With all of that being said, I don't think it will ever happen.