UFC signs boxing champion James Toney
41-year-old boxing champion James "Lights Out" Toney (72-6-3, 44 KO’s) has finally gotten his wish granted by UFC president Dana White. It's being reported by www.fiveouncesofpain.com that he has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
Toney is the most decorated boxer to crossover to mixed martial arts. Boxer Ray Mercer was the biggest name to fight in the cage, when he lost to Kimbo Slice.
Dana White had ruled out a fight between boxer Roy Jones and Anderson Silva, saying it would "hurt MMA." But I guess he thinks he can make some money on James Toney's ability. It's going to be interesting to see who the UFC matches him up against. A lot of people are talking about Kimbo Slice or Roy "Big Country" Nelson, but I would like to see him fight Wesley "Cabbage" Correira. Cabbage is the type of fighter that would stand toe-to-toe with Toney, which would make for an exciting fight.
Do you think James Toney was a good pickup for the UFC and whom would you have him fight?