The so-called MMA-vs.-boxing challenge ended with Randy Couture easily overcoming top pugilist James Toney at UFC 118 this Saturday in Boston. Following a takedown, an arm-triangle ended the contest in just 3:19 minutes of fighting.
“It was exactly what I trained to do. I knew that, with Toney’s boxing, the single-leg would be a good option. Beyond that, I’ve been working on that arm-triangle for more than a year,” said the 47-year-old veteran.
“I think that, despite his training nine months for this fight, there’s a lot to learn in so little time,” adds Randy.
Despite all the pre-fight taunting from his opponent, “Captain America” has praise for him.
“I’m give him credit for being here.”
Now Toney changed his tone, but with a slightly erroneous assessment of his MMA skills.
“He caught me, put me on the ground and I couldn’t get up again. My ground game is good, I just fought a great fighter. I’ll be back,” he declared.