It was no secret that name value was one of the biggest reasons why Bellator signed Bobby Lashley to a contract. In addition to being a physically gifted human being, Lashley also brought the additional appeal of being a marketing asset. To promote the upcoming Bellator 145 event, the promotion has spent a good amount of money on purchasing a huge ad in Times Square. Lashley was the chosen fighter used for the ad.
November 3, 2015
When asked about CM Punk, Bobby Lashley had some interesting things to say. First and foremost, Lashley is quite supportive of Punk in his quest to fight in UFC. However, Lashley stated that he wished Punk had done a match outside of the promotion first. The belief is that Punk opted to sign immediately with Dana White because an outside loss would reduce his value to the promotion tremendously. A contract might not have been offered.
May 13, 2015
It looks like Bobby Lashley will continue to have multiple avenues of income for at least another year. News coming out of Bellator is that a new contract has been reached. The promotion has been pretty pleased with the results that Lashley has been producing. He has fought twice for them and won both match. In terms of his career, the former world heavyweight champion has won 10 of 12 matches due to stoppage.
March 21, 2015
The latest news coming out of the TNA front office is that the company has managed to secure a new contract with one of their top performers. Bobby Lashley has signed a new deal that will see him remain with the promotion for at least another year. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be quite appreciative of the support that Dixie Carter has provided him while he pursues a career in mixed martial arts.
March 21, 2015
Since he seems a bit more focused on his professional wrestling career as of late, there have been rumors about Bobby Lashley quitting his MMA career. That simply is not the case. The world heavyweight champion a radio host in England that his intention is to continue fighting, and a new contract with Bellator is being discussed. Lashley also stated that he wants to make sure that he can still continue working for TNA as well.
February 1, 2015
During a recent interview, Bobby Lashley was asked about a potential fight with Brock Lesnar. Bellator officials have already stated that they are going to heavily pursue Lesnar when his contract with WWE expires next spring. If they are successfully able to outbid UFC, then a potential match between Lesnar and Lashley could take place. When asked who would win, Lashley stated that he would not take the fight if he did not feel that he had a chance to win.
December 20, 2014