"It went exactly according to plan which is a rarity in our sport. I was pretty happy to see it go that way... Range was a big factor, especially against a guy with the striking skills James has. You don't see too many guys shoot a low single in mixed martial arts. And I knew the low single would work and make it difficult for him to counter punch me or catch me coming in. I got the mount position and he didn't have any idea how to get out of the mount. I had the choke once and he was propped up against the fence. I had to adjust and let him off the hook, but he gave it to me again."
Randy Couture tells ESPN's MMA Live that he intended to throw more leg kicks but the wrestling instincts kicked in and he took it to the mat. Many MMA fans were calling it a triumph over the sport of boxing, but at the end of the day it was just a fight. Toney never had a chance to bring his boxing skills to the forefront as Couture took him immediately to the ground and tapped him out with an arm triangle. Did Couture strike a blow for the sport over boxing? Or was it just two old men scrapping in a cage? You decide, Maniacs.