Freddie Roach. Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images North America
“I think they’re using James as a way to say MMA fighters are better than boxers,” he said. “If he fights a quality ground guy, once he goes to the ground he’s gonna get killed. But if a guy chooses to stand up with James, James is gonna destroy him. That’s why they call him ‘Lights Out.’ I really don’t think there’s one fighter in MMA that could stand with James.”
—Boxing trainer Freddie Roach provides his thoughts on James Toney signing with the UFC and how his skills will translate to mixed martial arts.