BOSTON - AUGUST 27: UFC Heavyweight fighter James Toney weighs in at 237 lbs at the UFC 118 weigh-in at the TD Garden on August 27 2010 in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Well, James Toney is back in the news.
A little more than a week after his first round submission loss to Randy Couture in his MMA debut, Toney has accepted Vitor Belfort's challenge to meet him in a boxing ring.
"Tell Vitor Belfort let's make it happen. I like that because he ain't no scared little bitch. He wants to come to my world and I'm more than willing to welcome him into my world."
Belfort, of course, is slated to fight Yushin Okami in a middleweight title eliminator at UFC 122 in November. The chances of this actually happening while Belfort's in the UFC are slim and none and slim's on the way out the door, but it makes for interesting discussion.
Who would win this fight? Belfort's known in MMA circles for his hands, obviously. Would he be able to out-quick the bloating IBA heavyweight champion? Like Toney's MMA debut, if Belfort were to enter the boxing ring again, it would likely bring with it a significant amount of chatter. Would it be "Lights Out" for "The Phenom?"