UFC 118: Does James Toney Loss Mean End To Boxer MMA Crossovers?

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UFC 118: Does James Toney Loss Mean End To Boxer MMA Crossovers?

After weeks of trash talk and hype, the fight between former IBA and NABO heavyweight champion James “Lights Out” Toney and UFC legend Randy Couture ended as many experts predicted. In humiliation.

 

Toney, whose impressive boxing resume includes a 72-6-3 record, tapped out at the 3:19 mark in the first round. But what does this fight mean for other boxers looking to make the crossover?

 

With many fans disinterested in boxing and UFC rapidly gaining popularity, this type of stunt seems likely to repeat. Was the Toney fight a fluke, or rather an indication of things to come?

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