You’ve gotta respect James Toney for actually stepping into the cage with Randy Couture. He had those nifty “Talk the talk, walk the walk” t-shirts printed, and he didn’t back out once the tickets were sold. Not sure if James Toney has ever backed out of a fight since his playground days, but ultimately, that’s where the respect ends for the legendary boxer with regards to MMA. James Toney proved that even ‘with six months of sprawl training,’ that catchy phrase is nothing more than a catchy phrase.
The only reason that I’m talking about James Toney in an article relating to Tyson Fury is because he told us not to. I’m not exactly sure where Tyson Fury is going with his latest tweets calling out Cain Velasquez, Bob Sapp, and just about every other fighter on the plane… But while Cain responded calmly, inviting Tyson to work his way up the UFC ranks like everyone else, James Thompson has created an entire YouTube channel to welcome him to MMA by sheer intimidation. If for no other reason, James Thompson’s psych-out gesture at the end makes everything right with the world again.