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  1. James Toney

    James Toney



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    James Toney is a former professional boxing champion who signed a multifight deal with mixed martial arts' Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2010. Nicknamed "Lights Out," Toney won more than 70 matches during his boxing career and won titles in various weight classes. He was honored as the...

  2. Randy Couture-James Toney fight discussions

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    "We've heard [Floyd] Mayweather and others kind of run their mouths about it, and he's the first one that's actually had the courage to step up and fight and stand behind what he's talking." That's the quote from Randy Couture addressing a possible ...

    Blog | Conversation | May 05, 2010
  3. Ray Mercer Returns to MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Sherdog.comRay Mercer, top, put his sweet science skills to good use in toppling Tim Sylvia.A 48-year-old Ray Mercer is not exactly a perfect precedent for James Toney's MMA aspirations, but it's about as good as he's going to find. Th...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  4. Ray Mercer Returns to MMA

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    A 48-year-old Ray Mercer is not exactly a perfect precedent for James Toney's MMA aspirations, but it's about as good as he's going to find. That's why Toney may find some interest in watching Mercer get a spoon-fed return to MMA on April 16 against ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2010
  5. Boxing/UFC play nice

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    You go and get James Toney out of boxing's hair, and all of a sudden you make some friends. A Star-Telegram report centered on Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey made note that UFC president Dana White has been taking to Twitter to talk up the boxing...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  6. Boxing/UFC play nice

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    You go and get James Toney out of boxing's hair, and all of a sudden you make some friends. A Star-Telegram report centered on Manny Pacquiao-Joshua Clottey made note that UFC president Dana White has been taking to Twitter to talk up the boxing bout...

    Blog | Conversation | March 12, 2010
  7. Freddie Roach comments on James Toney

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Marc Serota/Getty ImagesJames Toney, left, can take a good punch, but what about a foot or a knee?I still don't know what to make of Freddie Roach broaching the topic of MMA.On one hand, Roach is inarguably a legend of the boxing corner, having ...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  8. Freddie Roach comments on James Toney

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    I still don't know what to make of Freddie Roach broaching the topic of MMA. On one hand, Roach is inarguably a legend of the boxing corner, having forged steel in an incredible training career. On the other hand, he dismissed Fedor Emelianenko's st...

    Blog | Conversation | March 11, 2010
  9. Necessary James Toney mention, Day 7

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Al Bello/Getty ImagesNo one doubts that James Toney can take a punch. But can he stay upright against a grappler?"There are a lot of guys in the UFC who can take me down, but I'm learning how to defend the takedown. I'm not even worried abo...

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  10. UFC reconfirms Kimbo Slice-Matt Mitrione

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    On Monday, the UFC reaffirmed Kimbo Slice's appearance against Matt Mitrione on May 8. The announcement ends speculation that Slice was being considered as a possible opponent for James Toney scheduled as an emergency fight card to combat Strikeforce...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2010
  11. Necessary James Toney mention, Day 7

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    "There are a lot of guys in the UFC who can take me down, but I'm learning how to defend the takedown. I'm not even worried about that. They've got to worry about that when they get in with me -- how are they going to take me down? They've got to tak...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2010
  12. When boxers make bad decisions

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Harry How/Getty ImagesWhat was Ricardo Mayorga thinking? Or was he thinking at all when he accepted a fight with Din Thomas? James Toney has signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but you knew that already. If his opponent fights ...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  13. When boxers make bad decisions

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    James Toney has signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but you knew that already. If his opponent fights intelligently, Toney is likely to become a grappling dummy, but you knew that already, too. The idea of the accredited boxer...

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  14. James Toney, the UFC and kid gloves

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Years ago, Vince McMahon had the idea of booking Brock Lesnar against Lennox Lewis in a mixed martial arts match. At some point, Lewis smartened up and realized that it probably wouldn't have been in his best interests. He retired happy, wealthy...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  15. James Toney, the UFC and kid gloves

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Years ago, Vince McMahon had the idea of booking Brock Lesnar against Lennox Lewis in a mixed martial arts match. At some point, Lewis smartened up and realized that it probably wouldn't have been in his best interests. He retired happy, wealthy an...

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2010
  16. Rossen: Wednesday mail call

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Wednesday Mail CallToneyKimbo Slice/James Toney seems like a no-brainer for the UFC. --Anthony GIs this a question? It's not really a question. That's OK.There appears to be increasing sentiment that Toney and the UFC are far, far apart o...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  17. Rossen: Wednesday mail call

    Jake Rossen/Sherdog.com

    Wednesday Mail Call Toney Kimbo Slice/James Toney seems like a no-brainer for the UFC. --Anthony G Is this a question? It's not really a question. That's OK. There appears to be increasing sentiment that Toney and the UFC are far, far apart on...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010