(Image courtesy of twitter.com/Randy_Couture)
Guys, we had the craziest dream last night. We dreamed that the UFC signed James Toney to a multi-fight deal and he was actually training with…HOLY SHIT, NOOOOOOOOO! This isn’t happening! This isn’t happening!
Anyway, here’s some more notes about the aspiring porn star known as Dark Gable…
— Toney’s UFC contract would still allow him to box. Said Dana White: "If we promote him and he does well and that raises his profile and he gets a [Vitali] Klitschko fight and makes a lot of money for himself…I’d be cool with that."
— Randy Couture wants to fight Toney first. Seriously, he mentioned it twice on Twitter. Putting a UFC legend against somebody who’s 0-0 in MMA would definitely fall under the category of "almost criminal, not to mention impossible to get sanctioned in the U.S." Not that the UFC would need to set up the fight in the states…
— What’s more, this is the caliber of fight that Toney expects to get during his run in the Octagon. As he told Yahoo!, “I’m a main event fighter and I’ve been a main event fighter since before a lot of these punk-(expletive) fighters were out of the crib. Don’t give me that (expletive) about fighting on the undercard. People want to see James Toney and I’m going to give them what they want.”
— James Toney has been busted twice for anabolic steroids, once after his unanimous decision win over John Ruiz in 2005, and once after his split-decision win over Danny Batchelder in 2007. The first time, he claimed that the steroids were given to him by a doctor to treat an arm injury that he picked up in his previous fight. The second time, he claimed that he didn’t knowingly take any steroids, and suggested that someone might have put them in his water bottle.
— Toney was previously negotiating with Strikeforce, and Dana White would like to clarify that "Lights Out" in the UFC is not a joke: