Really Dana White...James Toney?
Dana White calls the fight between Randy Couture and James Toney a "freak show". He just now realized that Toney doesn't belong in the octagon.
Remember back in September 2009, UFC President Dana White came down hard on Strikeforce and Showtime about signing Herschel Walker?
White told Mike Chiappetta on the Inside The Ultimate Fighter podcast, "People think we're anti-competition? We're anti-dumb competition. Doing stupid things like this, putting a 50-year-old (Walker was 47) guy in the Octagon for the first time, and then going out there putting out press releases like it's a big deal because you signed a 50-year-old Herschel Walker? Are you serious?"
Dana White you cannot be serious?
Did you see the James Toney interview?
You were critical of Strikeforce, yet you are doing the same thing.
Toney is a 41 year-old professional boxer that frequently enters the ring out of shape. Toney has been caught twice for using steroids before fights.
Walker is a former professional football player with a fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do. He remains in great shape even at 48 years old.
Toney is often spotted smoking a cigar; he even has his own line of cigars called “Lights Out.”
Walker performs 2,500 sit-ups and 1,500 push-ups every morning and carries his self as an excellent athlete.
Strikeforce matched Walker with an opponent that matched his skill set. Toney is fighting Randy Couture a three-time former heavyweight champion and a two-time lightweight champion. Most fans see this circus act a mile away.
Herschel Walker was prepared to fight in the cage. James Toney is not ready; he should stick to boxing only.
In my opinion, this fight should have been fought on April 1, because this is a joke.Dana White: It looks like you're setting out to give boxing a black eye.
I think BJ Penn put it best in his book, "Why I Fight," "while a fighter has to be talented and successful to earn the opportunities he gets, the UFC's matchmaking is not based on rankings, statistics, or who deserves a title shot. It's based on how much money a match will generate for the UFC. Nothing more, and nothing less."
Before you call out Strikeforce again for any match, remember the name James Toney!