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Randy Couture vs. James Toney Possible For UFC 118 In Boston

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From MMAJunkie:

In a match likely to re-ignite the "boxing vs. MMA" debate, a bout between 10-time UFC champion Randy Couture (18-10 MMA, 15-7 UFC) and former boxing champion James Toney (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is targeted for the UFC's first trip to Boston.

Fighters Only was the first to report the possibility of the pairing, and today confirmed that while the matchup is far from official, it's in the works for a headlining spot at the event.

It's a perfect matchup really, if it gets approved by the commission although I'm sure Toney's boxing experience will carry quite a bit of weight.  If Couture wins, he adds to his mystique and legacy as he's bringing his storied career to a close.  Should Toney win, he would have beat one of MMA's most beloved fighters and a very good wrestler which would be considered Toney's kryptonite.  The only question would be what weight would this fight take place?  Can Toney make it down to 205lbs, or will Couture have to move up in weight to meet him?  If this fight is on this card, it would do ridiculous PPV numbers.  The rumored and not officially announced card thus far:

-Frankie Edgar vs. BJ Penn(UFC Lightweight Title)

-Randy Couture vs. James Toney

-Kenny Florian vs. Gray Maynard