James Toney: Boxing is a tougher sportPosted on March 9, 2010, 03:53 PM by Ninja
James Toney, who recently signed to the UFC keeps on talking about how boxing is better than MMA and how he’s is going to make a successful transition from boxing to MMA. In a recent interview Toney said not only is boxing tougher but MMA fighters kick like girls.
"If they think I'm going to go in there and get choked out or lay down and get my arm barred and all that, they got another thing coming to 'em, you know what I'm saying? Like I said, yeah, you're right; MMA is not like boxing because boxing is tougher, you know what I'm saying? I look at it like this, if a guy get in there and try to take me to the ground, he might see his head go into orbit. The head is going into orbit, for real.
These guys in MMA, they good wrestlers and good grapplers and good kickers, like girls, but, you know, when it comes to throwing them blows, they ain't got a chance in hell, you know what I'm saying? Then they say I don't got a chance if I go to the floor.”
Toney still believes that he is too strong to get taken down or submitted and if anyone comes close to taking him down they will get knocked out before they can touch him but now he taking his trashing talking even further as he is now starting to criticize the kicking power of a MMA fighter and the overall toughness of this sport.
When asked about his possible future opponent, Randy Couture, Toney said that he respects Couture but he is still going to get knocked out.
"Randy Couture, he respects my game like I respect his game. He's the best at what he do in his sport; I'm the best at what I do in my sport. We gonna see who has the better style and everybody know it's James Toney. If he tries to throw blow for blow with me, he definitely gonna get knocked out. That's a given, you know what I'm saying? If he tries to take me to the ground, it ain't going to be easy, you know what I'm saying? He's still gonna get knocked out. Either way, it's a lose-lose situation for him."