Boxing legend James "Lights Out" Toney and Strikeforce light heavyweight champion King Mo Lawal both confirmed to FightHype.com that they will be working together as Toney prepares for his MMA debut against UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture. The two actually already got some work in this weekend and will continue to train together as the fight gets closer. Both men are looking at the opportunity as a win-win situation for both parties. Lawal, being a decorated wrestler, can assist Toney in that department while at the same time improve his own striking skills by learning from one of the most accomplished boxers in the history of the sport.
Taking on Randy Couture could possibly be the toughest MMA debut that any fighter has been faced with, but Toney is preparing accordingly. Bringing in Lawal is an indication of just how seriously he's taking this fight and the sport. The current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion also helped Antonio "Minotauro" Nogueira prepare for his UFC 102 bout with Couture, which he went on to win via unanimous decision in a "Fight of the Year" candidate. UFC 118 will take place on Saturday, August 28th at the TD Garden Arena in Boston, Massachusetts.
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