6. James Toney
Weight: 220 pounds (100 KG)
MMA Record: 0-1
Former three-weight world champion and likely future boxing hall of famer James ‘Lights Out’ Toney is truly unique in comparison to the rest of the list. He is a tried and tested pugilist with wins over such legends as Evander Holyfield, Iran Barkley, Fres Oquendo, Reggie Williams and countless others. His brutal power mixed with sugar-sweet defense is simply bloody poetry to watch. On to the meat on the bone, ‘The Dark Emperor’ thought it would be a good idea to troll Dana White for most of 2010, even turning up at the UFC president’s house to relentlessly harass White in to giving him a shot in the UFC.
What he got was former two-weight UFC champion and hall of famer Randy Couture, lest to say it didn’t end well for Toney. Couture got a hold of the boxing brawler in the opening round of their UFC 118 ‘superfight’ and proceeded to land some ground and pound before submitting an exhausted Toney with an arm triangle. It was a pure squash match, absolutely unnecessary, and happened in 2010. That’s only five years ago for those of you who don’t believe in calenders. Shame on you Dana!
What a top 5 we have lined up for you…..