Options, options. When you are a behemoth of a man, and you come from another large organization like WWE, you are going to have options in MMA. Just ask Bobby Lashley’s former WWE co-worker Brock Lesnar. Following his cut from Strikeforce promotions due to a loss to Chad Griggs, Lashley bounced back with back to back wins in the smaller circuits.
Now according to the big heavyweight, he has some different paths to consider says Fighters Only.
“It was a contract that was just put on the table… I got the call yesterday so I don’t even know any of the details of the deal. I think Bellator is a great company and I would love to be able to fight for them.”
According to Lashley, Fedor’s managers are currently looking for the Russian MMA veteran’s next opponent, and his name is on the list of potential matchups. “I’m going to throw everything at him that I can. Of course, my wrestling’s there, I don’t give a damn what he’s doing. I’d put my wrestling up there with almost anyone right now.”
Though Bautista is yet to step in the cage, he has been training MMA and could possibly consider a fight with Lashley.
“I think that my wrestling would trump some of the things that he has. I know he’s a great fighter, but if I fought him then of course I’m going to try and wrestle him down… If it was Dave [Bautista], I’m standing and banging with him. I’ve been doing a lot of boxing.”
“I know a lot of people are looking at that fight and saying I shouldn’t take it, but that’s the entertainment aspect of [MMA]. If the wrestling fans want that then it’s an opportunity for me to have a fight, which will probably warrant a good amount of money…I’ll take that fight, no problem.”
“I wanna fight the best, so if I have an opportunity to fight Fedor, let’s do it. If I have an opportunity to fight anyone right now let’s just damn do it.”
Source: Fighter’s Only Magazine