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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Bobby Lashley will fight for Palace Fighting Championship in February

Former WWE pro wrestling star, Bobby Lashley, will reportedly have his next fight with the Palace Fighting Championship promotion. Lashley, 1-0 in his mixed martial arts career, will fight on the PFC’s February 6th card in Lenore, California.

Although an opponent has not been named, a list of fighters Lashley could face to possibly build up his fight resume has been sent to him for review.

Lashley attended Missouri Valley College, where he won three national amateur wrestling championships between 1996 and 1998 and placed fourth in 1995. Throughout 1997 and 1998, he was the National Association of Inter-collegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Wrestling Champion. Lashley later joined the United States Army, where he continued to wrestle.

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Breaking down Lesnar vs. Lashley

Even before his 41 second destruction of Joshua Franklin, Bobby Lashley hinted that his plan in MMA was to get a few wins, and then challenge Brock Lesnar in the UFC.

With the success Lesnar is having in the octagon, who can blame another former amateur and professional wrestler for wanting to follow the same path.

Even though the match up is still in the hypothetical stages, there is a good chance it could materialize one day, so let’s take a look at how these two big guys match up.

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Lashley wins MMA debut, “The Snowman” defeats Rodriguez

Bobby Lashley won his MMA debut Saturday night in Miami, Florida at Mixed Fighting Alliance: There Will Be Blood. The former WWE superstar stopped his opponent, debuting fighter Joshua Franklin, in forty one seconds due to a cut on the forehead above his right eye.

Despite making his debut with Mixed Fighting Alliance (MFA), Lashley remains under contract with the American Fight League. The heavyweight received permission from the AFL in order to make his pro debut.

The AFL had attempted to loan out their fighters to other promotions in joint ventures prior to Lashley fighting on the MFA card. The reason for these rentals come from the AFL’s decision to hold off putting on a card until next Spring.

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Frank Trigg interviews Ric Flair (video)

When I was a kid there was no UFC or MMA you could turn on the TV and watch. The next best thing was professional wrestling and Ric Flair was one of the icons back in those days. Here he is, The Nature Boy being interviewed by our good buddy Frank Trigg. Please like & … Read more

Ricco Rodriguez battles Jeff Monson at MFA: There Will Be Blood on Dec. 13

Next Saturday, December 13th, while most of the MMA community will be focused on The Ultimate Fighter Finale, two former UFC heavyweight contenders will face off at Mixed Fighting Alliance: There will be Blood at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

Both Jeff Monson and Ricco Rodriguez were on a roll in the UFC until they had their momentum stopped by Tim Sylvia. Soon after their defeat they were shown the door by the promotion.

Since leaving the UFC, Ricco Rodriguez has seemingly done himself more harm than good. First there was his much publicized weight gain. The former champion fought at over 300 lbs wearing a t-shirt to contain his mass. Then there was his stint on Celebrity Rehab and his eerie description of how he positioned his unconscious girlfriend, whom he thought was dead, in the driver’s seat of his wrecked car to avoid a DUI arrest.

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Brock Lesnar headlines Pro MMA Radio today!

UFC Superstar Brock Lesnar joins Pro MMA Radio with less than two weeks to go before his epic showdown with UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture at UFC 91 in Las Vegas. Brock will break down his training for the fight and his thoughts on Randy and his shot at the title.

Host, Larry Pepe will also go behind the scenes of Brock’s ESPN E60 appearance and get his thoughts on the Herring fight and post-fight celebration as well as the UFC Interim Heavyweight Title fight between Frank Mir and champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

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DANA’S BIG ANNOUNCEMENT RUMORED TO INVOLVE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN UFC EVENT

According to mixedmartialarts.com: “From a very reliable source, rumor has it that a group of investors led by Dana White have agreed in principle to purchase the UFC from Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta for an undisclosed amount. Included in this investment group is WWE’s Vince McMahon who will now own a minority stake in the … Read more