James Toney Loses At UFC 118: 15 Athletes Who'd Be Better MMA Fighters

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James Toney Loses At UFC 118: 15 Athletes Who'd Be Better MMA Fighters
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James Toney fought hard against Randy Couture at UFC 118 in Boston, and it was another testament to a serious trend in the sport: non-MMA fighters attempting to make the transition to MMA.

Brock Lesnar is the prime example of a successful athlete who's made the jump to MMA from another sport.

But there are plenty who haven't been as successful in the transition: Jose Canseco and Herschel Walker among them.

Now James Toney may be a bad man. He was 72-6-3 in his long career as a boxer and was a champion at several different levels. 

But now, at age 42, Toney's fat. At just 5-foot-9, he's expected to weigh in at about 265 pounds. And being a good boxer for 20-plus years doesn't mean jack when you get in the octagon.

A win against "The Natural" seemed unlikely from the get-go for Toney, and he tapped out with an arm triangle against the MMA legend.

I'm sure Toney tried his best, but here are 15 other athletes I guarantee would be better suited than Toney to win in mixed martial arts.

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