What was supposed to be a James Toney cage workout, turned into the James Toney promo show. James Toney had the press down to the UFC gym to watch him prepare for his UFC 118 fight with Randy Couture. While Toney continued to show off his verbal skills, his physical skills are still a mystery.
[adinserter block=”2″]When James Toney vs. Randy Couture UFC 118 was announced I was pretty angry. After hearing Dana White bash Strikeforce for promoting Hershel Walker and Elite XC promote Kimbo Slice as sideshows, Dana White is doing the exact same thing with this fight. It’s a joke and it really is an embarrassment for the UFC. But after a few weeks of James Toney hyping this fight I have to admit that I am on the verge of spending $45.95 to see it.
Elie Seckbach of Fanhouse.com shot this video which I found incredibly entertaining. For one, this was supposed to be a cage workout. Yet Toney shows no MMA skills whatsoever. Toney shows off his boxing skills which nobody in the world is questioning. As goofy as James Toney can sound at times, he is an accomplished professional athlete. I can’t imagine he would ignore training for the ground game. Although Toney does have a reputation as being lazy when it comes to training at times so quite frankly, nothing surprises me with this guy.
[adinserter block=”1″]I do have to take my hat off to James Toney for a lot of what he is saying about Randy Couture. Nobody in the UFC other than Tito Ortiz has either had the guts or conviction to point out the obvious hypocrisy in Randy Couture’s reputation. Whether Toney means what he is saying or is just hyping up a fight, at the end of the day the UFC will be cashing in on some big business here.
James Toney isn’t going to walk into the UFC and fight better than half of the UFC roster. But other than Tito Ortiz, Rampage Jackson, and Chael Sonnen, he can sure hype a fight better than just about anyone in the UFC. Of course the one thing that all of those UFC fighters have in common is that the more fights they spend hyping are the ones they wind up losing.
Either way there is never a dull moment with a James Toney video and once again, the former boxing champion delivers at his “public workout.”
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