Couture took Toney down within the first 30 seconds of the match, controlled him on the ground for about 3 minutes while administering some ground and pound, and choked him out with an arm triangle with 1:42 left on the clock. I'm actually really surprised that the fight lasted that long. All in all, though, it's a pretty great month for Randy, what with this win, a hit movie, and finally earning his BJJ black belt!
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SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR JAMES TONEY?
So what's next for "Lights Out"? well, he says that he's not going to give up on MMA and that he's still on his quest to prove that boxing's better, but we'll see. But in all honestly, if he does improve drastically enough to progress in the UFC, then he'll be playing an MMA game, and not a pure boxing game, so the point's moot. In short: you can't fight in MMA with only pure boxing skills. If you really want to see more of that, then go watch UFC 1or something. The early events were all about different styles against each other, but now, everyone's a true mixed martial artist. You have to be if you want to last long in this sport.
So what do you think? Think James Toney will become a legitimate mixed martial artist and be a force to reckon with in the UFC heavyweight division? Think he can one day avenge his loss against Couture? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!
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