Not only has Saturday's matchup between James Toney and Randy Couture been classified as a clash of the titans (it's the only heavyweight fight of the night), but it will also be a clash of two forms of fighting.
Couture has been fighting MMA since 1997, and holds the record for most UFC title fights with 15. He is also the only UFC fighter to hold a championship title in two different divisions (heavyweight and light heavyweight). Toney is a professional boxer, who is an up-and-coming name in the MMA circuit. Both fighters have their strengths, but Couture believes he has the upper hand.
"First off, what most boxers fail to account for is the solid barrier, the cage creates a different environment," Couture said in an interview with NESN's MMA Insider Keith Florian. "It's much bigger, you can't cut people off in an octagon the way you can in a square ring."
Toney may have less experience, but what he does have is more poundage. In the official weigh-in Friday afternoon, Toney weighed in at 237 pounds, 17 pounds heavier than Couture.
Check out Couture's interview below.
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