According to a press release from HDNet, boxing champion turned mixed martial artist James 'Lights Out' Toney (0-0-0) will appear on tonight's episode of the network's popular 'Inside MMA' news program and calls out current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (4-1-0), declaring:
"I want Brock Lesnar. I'm the heavyweight champion of the world vs. the UFC champion. That'd be a hell of a match… I'll fight anybody you got."
Toney has been turning up the volume since signing with UFC a few weeks ago, and is apparently so confident in his abilities as a fighter that he believes himself worthy of an immediate title shot against the hulking Lesnar. Ignoring Toney's non-existent MMA resume, he naturally fights around 210 lbs. which would put him at a severe disadvantage were he to step inside the octagon against any top UFC heavyweight, never mind Lesnar who tends to show up well north of 280lbs. on fight night.
It will be interesting to see the context in which these comments were made, as they seem fairly absurd coming from a long-time boxer who should have a better understanding of how matchmaking and rankings work in combat sports. We encourage you to tune into 'Inside MMA' which airs every Friday night on HDNet at 9:00PM EST, and we will posting a follow-up to this story over the weekend.
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