Boston Massacre: Randy Couture kills James Toney at the TD Garden posted by Colin Linneweber
NABO and IBA heavyweight boxing champion James “Lights Out” Toney was
embarassed in his mixed martial arts debut Saturday night against UFC
Hall of Famer Randy Couture in the octagon at UFC 118 at Boston’s TD
Couture (19-10) immediately tossed Toney (0-1) to the mat with ease
and managed to submit the portly puglist with an arm triangle choke at
3:19 of the opening round.
Toney (72-6-3-2, 44 KOs), named Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year in
both 1991 and 2003, was a very skilled prizefighter who won titles in
multiple weight classes.
However, Toney is also a hideous physical specimen who was twice
pinched for using the steroids boldenone and stanozolol.
“Toney couldn’t have beaten Couture in his prime and he thought he
could even compete with him in the condition he’s currently in,”
questioned Brad Sherwood, 30, a trainer at Gold’s Gym in Medford.
Nevertheless, for whatever reason, UFC President Dana White
ludicrously expressed confidence that Toney could flourish in the
world of mixed martial arts.
Toney was trained by famed MMA instructor Juanito Ibarra to endure the
199 seconds pounding Couture administered on him last night.
“We worked on stretching, sprawling, and movement, all the things he
needed to get a handle on,” said Ibarra, who once trained Quinton
Even at 47 years of age, it was inevitable Couture, the only five-time
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