Former three-division champion and Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year James Toney stepped away from MMA after a single bout against UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in 2010, but he is is still interested in taking on any professional prizefighters if the money is right.
Recently, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been outspoken on his position of leaving the UFC and going to fight somewhere else. He also expressed interest in stepping into the boxing ring where he could possibly make more money.
In this interview by Elie Seckbach, Toney let's Rampage know he doesn't have to look much farther than his gym if he wants to get some quality training.
"Hey Rampage, that's what you get for being the slave to the white man," said Toney, who holds a 73-7-3 record in the boxing ring and 0-1 record in the Octagon. "Don't be scared. Step up, and speak for yourself. That's why they pay the man a half-million dollars, he is sick of getting paid for the UFC. I'm the highest paid fighter ever."
"You give opinions, I make millions," he continued. "If you want to fight me, come on out to the gym, I'll give you a job first. You can be a sparring partner. I'll pay you 50 bucks to give me sparring. I think he would get knocked out."
Toney most recently was seen losing to interim WBA cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev, but rumors of an MMA bout with Ken Shamrock also came up late in 2011.
"The Most Dangerous Girl in the World, they can't afford me 'cause they have no money," Toney said. "He would get knocked out. He's scared."
His next bout will be against Bobby Gunn on April 7.