"I really would like to see James Toney do good out there. You know what? If Randy goes in there and runs over James Toney in five seconds, I don't think that does anything. I look for ways to try to build the sport, ways to put more fans in the seats and more money in our pockets. I want to see James Toney go in there and do good."
Contrary to perhaps most mixed martial arts fighters (and fans), number one lightweight contender BJ Penn says he isn’t bothered by the presence of loose-lipped professional boxing champion James Toney among the UFC roster. In fact, he hopes the pugilist does a good job in his Octagon debut versus Randy Couture at UFC 118, which is scheduled to take place next weekend (Aug. 28, 2010) at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Penn is actually slated to headline the same event, rematching Frankie Edgar in the featured fight of the night. Do you share Penn's mindset -- Toney, for better or worse, is good for the sport? Or are you just looking forward to seeing "Lights Out" lose proving boxers cannot just dive right into MMA?