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UFC Calling Toney?

Posted on 06. Jan, 2010 by FSM Staff in Boxing, UFC

UFC Calling Toney?

I was watching Mickey Rourke in the movie The Wrestler and I couldn’t help but think of all those former great boxers who refuse to stop fighting. The ones who still take punishment just to get paid while at the same time punishing the fans with their poor performances. The faces of Roy Jones Jr., James Toney, and Evander Holyfield popped in to my mind as I watched Randy the Ram wrestle until his heart exploded – first figuratively and then literally. I stared wondering where all those old-school boxers go after they take the gloves off for the last time. Will Roy Jones Jr. eventually open a car lot? Will Holyfield open a Deli? Will James Toney actually try to fight in the UFC?

When you have made a name for yourself doing something, you can always find a way to get paid, even long after the glory days are over. If James Toney was a journeyman boxer, UFC’s Dana White wouldn’t waste a fart on him. But since Toney is a legitimate former champion (in a few different classes) he knows that there is money to be made somehow. Making money ultimately trumps the circus-sideshow nature of Toney’s current relationship with the UFC.

Not that James Toney wouldn’t be a good candidate to crossover to the world of mixed martial arts. He can take a punch to the face and he has knockout punching ability. His portly stature makes him hard to grab and grapplers might have difficulty getting him to the ground because of his weight. If the UFC finds the right opponent I could see an interesting fight. James Toney might even win a round. Not to worry if he loses though. Vince McMahon and the WWF, I mean the WWE, would probably be willing to let Toney host Monday Night Raw or be a general manager on Smackdown.

All kidding aside, I would tune in to see James Toney step in to the octagon or even a steel cage. I just wouldn’t pay for it. If the fight is on cable television I will certainly watch, curious like a cat, to see what happens. But if Toney and friends want me to spend my hard earned money on a pay-pay-per view, they are in for a surprise of epic proportions (well maybe I would spend up to $24.99).

3 Responses to “UFC Calling Toney?”

  1. washadasha 7 January 2010 at 10:40 am #

    I want to quote your post in my blog. It can?
    And you et an account on Twitter?

  2. Stavros 16 January 2010 at 12:12 pm #

    Yes you can quote articles from FreeSportsMagazine.com
    Please link back to: http://www.FreeSportsMagazine.com in the articles on your site.


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