James Toney Almost Signed Deal With Moosin MMA Before UFC

According to a recent interview with Moosin MMA promter Eric “Butterbean” Esch, James Toney almost made his MMA debut in his company instead of the UFC:

“We had Toney committed to our card, but the UFC flew him to Las Vegas the day before he was to sign with us and they locked him up. Believe me, they're not doing any favors throwing him in there against Couture. Couture won't stand up with Toney, he'll just jerk him down and beat the snot out of him. That's not a good fight. To make good fights, you need a stand-up guy against a stand-up guy, or a take-down guy against a take-down guy. A lot of boxers have tried [MMA] and not had success. It's important to know the differences, otherwise you look like Michael Jordan trying to play baseball.”