"Well I got a little disturbing news when I called the UFC for a little bit of a round up this morning is that James Toney is dragging his feet over the bout agreement signing with Randy Couture, which I think is bad news."
When I first talked to Scott Christ of SB Nation's Bad Left Hook he wasted no time in saying "yeah, James Toney will probably never fight in the UFC." And it would not be shocking to see Toney not actually take a UFC fight and instead use this whole period as a chance to try and get his name hot to attempt to cash in on a big boxing payday.
Yesterday Mo Lawal posted that he was submitted in training by Toney, but at the same time it wouldn't surprise anyone if Toney just is not finding MMA training to be as easy as he hoped. If James is finding that he can't use his boxing style effectively against wrestlers or kickboxers it could be discouraging him.
At the very least we could be headed toward a "postponement" of the bout.
SB Nation will continue to bring you updates on the bout as they become available.