Originally Posted by J.B.
Oh, he's harmless.
He ain't no different than Chael Sonnen when it comes to hype except he's been doing it a lot longer. He's amusing to a certain degree, but he has done and said some things in the past that basically turned me away from supporting him years ago, so I don't really care much about how this plays out. Although, from a boxing standpoint anybody who doesn't respect who James is and what he has accomplished is just crazy. On that comment about knocking Dana out, the two of them had a bit of a hissy fit going back and forth for a minute there and you know that's just how James talks about everybody. I wouldn't take him seriously on that statement, although if he did that it would be the single most shocking event in MMA history by a wide margin.
Ya do gotta give Toney credit if he actually goes through with this, win/lose/or draw. It takes guts to step outside of your element and take on somebody as experienced and tested as Randy Couture your first time out. He's gonna be new to the rules, wearing little gloves, and not wearing any shoes. I just hope James doesn't get wild in there if he gets scared and feels like he is in trouble and then does something blatantly illegal.
Toney has always talked trash, he knows how to promote not only a fight but he also knows how to promote himself. this has always been his way and I used to love it but it got old. when he stepped up to HW in boxing and started calling out, "the Frankenstine twinns", it was sad, but funny. You can rest assured knowing that even if Randy comes in and owns James, he will leave the buiding talking trash(RJJ fight ring a bell? lol) I dont know if he is bad for mma just yet, it all depends on how he conducts himself come fight night. Either way, it should make for and interesting show. Truth is he could brong alot of fans and money to the MMA world and that will get the fighters paid more.(now enter everyone saying that "the evil Dana will not share his money" wah, wah, wah)
that being said, I hope Randy puts a whipping on him that he wont soon forget, and my reason for that is because if it goes any other way the boxing world(PBF) will go on talking and talking about the superiority of Boxing.