Bobby Lashley puts Cook to sleep at “MFC 21: Hard Knocks”

When PRO MMA (promma.info) spoke to Bobby Lashley last month he explained he was in no rush to get into the UFC or one of the big shows. He did not want to jump in there right away and have everyone questioning his legitimacy. Rather, he wanted to take his time and get some experience under his belt in the smaller shows. Frankly, that is a wise plan.

Last night former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley fought Mike Cook at Maximum Fighting Championship’s “MFC 21: Hard Knocks” at the River Cree Hotel and Casino just outside Alberta, Canada. Cook, a 234-pound heavyweight, has been fighting professionally since 2006 and came into the fight with a 6-3 record. Lashley, weighing in at 249-pounds, came into the fight at 2-0.

Mike Cook is not a top ten heavyweight by any stretch of the imagination. On the other hand, he is far from a scrub. He has fought in such organizations as Palace Fighting Championships, EliteXC, and Strikeforce. He was a decent well-rounded opponent that presented a legitimate threat to Lashley and the match would give Lashley some much-needed ring time.

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“All of them better be ready because I’m on my way” – PRO MMA exclusive with Bobby Lashley

Former WWE star turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley revealed to PRO MMA (promma.info) this past weekend his plans to work with TNA approximately four days a month in addition to his full-time MMA career. According to Lashley, wrestling for TNA would provide him with some much-needed extra income. Traveling back and forth from his home in Colorado to train with American Top Team in Florida is not cheap.

In addition, Lashley filled us in on details surrounding his upcoming fight with Bob Sapp as well as his signing with Maximum Fighting Championship. Lashley attended “XFC 8: Regional Conflict” in Knoxville, TN on April 25th to present the XFC Featherweight Title and to sign a fight contracts with both the MFC and XFC on the same night.

Lashley also gave us his opinion on UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, talked about his conversations with UFC President Dana White, and if there could be a future for him with MMA’s premiere organization.

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Bobby Lashley to fight Bob Sapp

According to a recent update on his Twitter.com page, former WWE star Bobby Lashley has signed an agreement to fight former Pride behemoth, Bob “The Beast” Sapp. The bout is reportedly set to take place on June 27 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi, and will be promoted by Prize Fight Promotions.

Lashley, now 2-0 in his young MMA career, most recently won a unanimous decision over Jason Guida, at “March Badness” in Pensacola, Florida. His first fight was a 41 second destructive TKO victory over MMA rookie Joshua Franklin at “Mixed Fighting Alliance: Bad Blood”.

Bob Sapp is a giant, both literally and figuratively, in the Japanese fight scene. The 300 plus pound Sapp has fought in Strikeforce, Pride, and K-l, and has amassed a 10-3-1 record. Sapp was victorious in his last fight over a masked Akihito Tanaka, and has won five of his last six bouts.

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Bobby Lashley NOT fighting Marcus Jones at XFC 8 in Knoxville, TN

Despite recent rumors reported at various internet MMA sites, former WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will NOT be fighting former pro football player Marcus Jones at XFC 8: Regional Conflict on April 25th. Lashley is not fighting on the card in Knoxville, Tennessee at all.

Pro MMA Radio host, Larry Pepe contacted PRO MMA (promma.info) with the news today after confirming with Lashley that he will definitely NOT be fighting on that card.  An article written by Pepe today states, the Lashley team is currently weighing all of his options, XFC 8 not being one of them.

Bobby Lashley most recently fought and won by unanimous decision over Jason Guida at March Badness, a hybrid boxing/MMA event in Pensacola, Florida promoted by Roy Jones Jr’s Square Ring Promotions.

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Lashley vs. Guida makes Lesnar look special

Bobby Lashley’s amateur and professional wrestling histories have naturally brought comparisons to UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. With Lesnar quickly rising to the pinnacle of the sport, many expected Lashley to do the same in the same small amount of time. On paper the similarities are obviously there.

Both of the men have the type of amateur wrestling background that has continually spelled success in MMA. While Lesnar was an NCAA champion, Lashley was an NAIA champion and armed forces champion. Lashley’s physique is just as, if not more, chiseled than Lesnar’s, and they are both training with high level camps – Minnesota Martial Arts Academy and American Top Team.

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Bobby Lashley denies return to pro wrestling, at least for now

Former WWE Champion and recent MMA star Bobby Lashley sat down with Pro MMA Radio (prommaradio.com) and host Larry Pepe to discuss Ken Shamrock, the Jason Guida fight, WWE, Brock Lesnar, and all the new things he learns as a fighter on a daily basis.

Bobby Lashley has shown his knack for hard work as a member of the United States Army, as a three time National wrestling champion at Missouri Valley College, and now as a professional MMA fighter.

Lashley was originally scheduled to fight UFC veteran Ken Shamrock on Saturday, March 21 in Pensacola, Florida at “March Badness”. Both fighters agreed to the fight only about three weeks prior to the scheduled match and were ready for battle.

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Jason Guida shares his thoughts on Bobby Lashley

PRO MMA (promma.info) just received this new video of Jason Guida preparing for his upcoming fight with Bobby Lashley this Saturday night March 21st in the Roy Jones Jr. promoted hybrid boxing/MMA card entitled, “March Badness” in Pensacola, Florida. Guida also shares his thoughts on his opponent who used to be a professional wrestler with … Read more

Former pro wrestlers to meet in the cage

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from sources close to the Lion’s Den that former WWE superstar, Bobby Lashley (1-0) will fight another former WWE wrestler, Ken Shamrock (27-13-2) on March 21st at the Civic Center in Pensacola, FL. The bout is part of a combination MMA and Boxing card promoted by Roy Jones Jr. called “March Badness” that will be shown live on Pay-Per-View.

Both fighters were very successful in the world of pro wrestling during thier respective times, Shamrock from 1997-99 and Lashley 2005-08. Shamrock is a legend in MMA, being one of the first real stars of the sport and one of its earliest successful competitors. He competed in the very first UFC beating Pat Smith by heel hook before losing to eventual winner Royce Gracie in his second fight.

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