Randy Couture: 'It will be hard for James Toney to be an effective striker from his butt'

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Quoteworthy:

"It looks like we're narrowing it down, hopefully get a chance to sign for the James Toney fight here pretty quickly, and they're looking to put that fight on at UFC 118 in Boston in August, and I'm excited about that. We've heard (Floyd) Mayweather and others kind of run their mouths about it, and he's the first one that's actually had the courage to step up and fight, and stand behind what he's talking. Someone needs to welcome him appropriately to mixed martial arts, and show him what we're all about. He'll be very formidable at range, and I think anybody who faces him would be silly to stand around in front of him, and play that game. I'm going to go out and try to set him up, use my striking effectively to set him up, run him into the fence when possible, and tie him up and smother him, and put him on his butt. It's a lot harder for him to be an effective boxer from his butt."

With his UFC 118 fight with James Toney on August 28 in Boston all but official, former UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture appears set on making his intentions for the bout well-known... take Toney down, beat Toney up. Makes sense, right? It also seems to be pretty evident that all the talk by boxers essentially condemning the sport of mixed martial arts has really gotten to "The Natural," and that he is more than happy to put MMA on his shoulders in what will undoubtedly be the highest profile contest between MMA and boxing to date. So, is it gonna be as easy as Couture is making it out to be? Do you Maniacs agree that if Randy follows through with this game plan, aside from catching a shot as he goes in for the takedown, this fight doesn't end without the good guy winning?

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