Several staffers here at MMA Fix have been growing out their fingernails for some time now in anticipation of next Saturday’s tilt between Randy Couture and James Toney (chewing your nails is a safer option than popping pills all night no?) Yes, we fully expect “The Natural” to own Toney, but that doesn’t change the fact it’s going to be reeedonkously stressful. If Toney does in fact pull off the win, the MMA world better be prepared to receive an earful and then some from the boxing champ and his crew (which in this case will probably be the entire boxing community).
Thankfully since the fight was announced, Couture hasn’t gone around saying something stupid like ‘I’m ready to test my hands with any boxer’; he understands that Toney is a beast with his fists and that’s it. In a recent interview posted on the official UFC site, Captain America talked a little bit more about what kind of strategy he might employ against Toney, and everything he had to say sounded damn sweet to us (thanks to MMA Bay for the quote).
“There are some serious holes in his game and it’s my job to point those out. If James comes with that traditional boxing posture, he can expect to get the hell kicked out of his lead leg. He can expect a right to come at his head followed by a swift double-leg, a swift clinch, then we’ll tie him up, dirty box, punch, elbow, knee, shoulder, anything I need to do to put him on the floor. There’s a whole load of other things that go on inside the cage. He better hope he can catch me.”
Now that’s what’s up Randy; that’s what’s up. To bet on the bout head here.