It's interesting that Toney had the negotiating leverage with the UFC to duck Kimbo Slice and get Randy Couture. Kimbo would've won that fight in a huge coup for the UFC.
"The person I wanted to fight right off the bat was Brock Lesnar," Toney said in a live chat with MMAFighting.com. "He's a champion, I'm a champion and I wanted to do it. But they said I couldn't do that. Then they said, 'How about Kimbo?' But I said, 'That's too easy. That's like kicking a little kid's butt.' But then Randy started saying he wanted to fight me, so I said, 'OK, you're the first one getting it.'"
From the MMA Fighting Live Chat with James Toney