"They will pay to see me because they think I will get my ass whooped. They will all be disappointed. You know I got a very big mouth and it can't be shut. I have never been stopped in damn near 90 professional boxing fights and never will be. I still do my thing. They let a street fighter in the UFC; I know they can let a future Hall of Fame boxer with real fighting skills and credentials in there, but they scared
I have put the ball in Dana's court and if he doesn't do it, everybody will know he's scared," stated future Hall-of-Famer James "Lights Out" Toney as he talked about his meeting with Dana White at UFC 108 and the possibility of joining the UFC. Check it out!
PC: JT, you found Dana White in Memphis and then again in Vegas Saturday night. You met with him after the event. How did it go?
JT: Everything went good man. I can't complain about it. We went in and took care of our business and now we're going to see if he puts his money where his mouth is.
PC: The weight classes in MMA are a little different than boxing. Would you like to fight at heavyweight or 205?
JT: I want the big boys. I'm the heavyweight champion of the world right now, so why would I go smaller, you know what I'm saying? You feel me? I want Brock Lesnar and I know, unfortunately, he's injured right now and had surgery, but I want him, Kimbo, Kendra, whatever his name is, Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell or whoever.
PC: What is the reception like for "Lights Out" when you go to these MMA events?
JT: It's just like boxing. They love me; they can't help it. But it's better if they hate me, and I see some fans out there hating, but that's better, you know why?
PC: Why is that?
JT: Because they will pay to see me because they think I will get my ass whooped. They will all be disappointed. You know I got a very big mouth and it can't be shut. I have never been stopped in damn near 90 professional boxing fights and never will be. I still do my thing. They let a street fighter in the UFC; I know they can let a future Hall of Fame boxer with real fighting skills and credentials in there, but they scared.
PC: You have been to 2 events now. What do you think about the fights?
JT: Oh, I thought the fights were good Saturday night. I like the entertainment, but it is what it is.
PC: A lot of fans are saying it's a different ball game getting punched in the face with 4 oz. gloves opposed to the 10 to 12 oz. gloves that you are accustomed to.
JT: I would be wearing 4 oz. gloves? They see what I did to peoples face with 10 oz. gloves, right? My chin is great dog! I ain't even worried about that. Just show them the video tape of these fighters after I finish hitting them with 4 oz. gloves. They gotta get this shit together man; can't nobody see me in this game. They talking about ground game? That don't mean nothing to me dog. Number one, I ain't going to allow none of them boys to lay on top of me like a lil' fag, you know what I'm saying? You know what the UFC really stand for, don't you?
PC: I know what it stands for, but I'm sure you have something clever.
JT: Ultimate Fucking Chumps or Ultimate Fighting Cocksuckers, whatever you want to call it. It is what it is and now I have put the ball in Dana's court and if he doesn't do it, everybody will know he's scared.
PC: How soon would you be willing to make your UFC debut?
JT: I gotta take care of my day job first and I'm supposed to be fighting somebody in March, so I can fight in the UFC in June. That will give them time to promote the fight right and for them to convince somebody like Kimbo or any of them other chumps to sign the contract. We are going to do it real big.
PC: I seen where you said MMA would be your part-time job.
JT: Exactly. At first, my part-time job was a porn star. Everybody said I shouldn't be doing that because I'm a big star. I even had my porn name, "Dark Gable."
PC: We know you have great defensive skills in boxing, but how would rolling with punches and your bend-at-the-waist style of defense hold up in mixed martial arts?
JT: You'll see. I know a lot of them thinking they would fuck me up and they gonna shoot in on me and all of that, but I ain't going to the ground; that ain't happening. I got one of the best mixed martial arts trainers in the world, which is my daddy. You know what I'm saying? He is one of the original death fighters. They fought to the death, like in them movies, but it's a matter of time. I will be ready to go.
PC: Are you going to train in MMA or will you rely on your boxing and learn a little takedown defense?
JT: I'm going to do both. I ain't never going to abandon my boxing, so I would just do both. I hate to sleep, so I ain't got nothing to do but train.
PC: Well, you have a lot of people talking about it man, so I hope it comes off because I know how serious you are about doing this. Good luck and hit me up anytime.
JT: Alright Percy. Light's Out in the UFC, let's make it happen. None of those other boxers were serious, but put me in there and I'm going to show you!
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