James Toney’s UFC career is over after suffering a first-round submission to Randy Couture at Saturday’s UFC 118, and according to UFC President Dana White, the lopsided, yet unsurprising loss also ended the UFC’s experiment with bringing boxers into the Octagon.
“He’s a boxer and that’s what he does. He wanted a fight in the UFC, he picked a fight with our guys, and he fought tonight,” White said. “He’s a tough guy. I have a lot of respect for him, but you can’t expect a guy to come in with one discipline and do well. He stepped up, he came in and did it. He picked a fight and he got one.”