"What's worse than having the WWF champ [as] our heavyweight champ? That ain't worse than having James Toney come out and win a fight. It's great for the sport. James Toney is God's gift to MMA right now. He's promoting the sport. He's telling everyone to go out and buy tickets. You can't ask for a better guy than that. What James Toney is doing is putting more money in everybody's pocket."
-- James Toney's UFC debut has attracted plenty of attention. The former boxing champion has polarized MMA fans, many of whom think the boxer's fight with UFC legend Randy Couture is bad for the sport. Penn seems to be looking at things from another perspective -- the fighter's. What matters at the end of the day is winning and putting a fat check in your bank account. Penn, at least, seems to think (based on his interview with MMAFighting.com) that Toney will help do the latter. Is he on point or way off base?