Dana White spoke about the recent signing of James Toney to the UFC with Yahoo Sports. Check it:
"We threw the kitchen sink at Brock when he came in. Are we going to do that same thing with James? I don’t know. To be 100 percent honest with you, all [expletive] aside, I haven’t thought it out."
"I like James Toney. He’s one of the greatest boxers ever. I have tremendous respect for him. He said he wanted to fight in the UFC and I was interested. Now he’s here and I have to figure out what to do with him. What we won’t do is make a freak show out of it. I’d be the first to scream if someone else did that, so I’m not going to do it."
White communicated that Toney was in talks with Strikeforce:
"We’ll figure something out. I’m not really sure. Here’s the thing with James: We were sitting around finishing the deal and talking and he told me that he’d been talking to Strikeforce. He said they were talking to him about a fight with Herschel Walker. James said to me, ‘Do you know what I’d do to that [expletive]?’ He looked at me and said, ‘You know, I have a lot of pride and I’d never do anything to embarrass myself. I’m a fighter. I want to fight. And don’t ever underestimate me.’ "
So who will James Toney fight? Will the UFC provide Toney with a striker in his first bout, or will they feed him to a wrestler or BJJ guy. In regards to the signing, I think it's pretty crazy considering Toney's age and 'baggage' if you will. However, our very own Rich Wyatt made a good point in the comments section of another post:
At the end of the day, it’s about bringing it into the cage and throwing down. I don’t care what background you come from. I don’t care what combat sports discipline you come from. I just want to see talented fighters from all styles mix it up. I don’t care who they are or, in some cases (not naming any names), how annoying they are. Just get in the cage and bring it.