For those that missed the POP TV debut of Impact Wrestling, Ethan Carter is once again the world heavyweight champion in TNA. That is quite interesting as the original plans called for Bobby Lashley to defeat Matt Hardy for the belt. No official word yet on why management made the change, but there are speculations that Lashley might need to focus more on his MMA training now that he is a top contender for a Bellator title.
January 7, 2016
During a recent question and answer session with fans, Bobby Lashley was asked about a potential title shot in MMA. He stated that he was probably two more victories away from Bellator giving him a shot at the heavyweight championship. Lashley felt that the current champion might actually be dropping the belt for whatever reasons, so he has no idea who he would be facing when the opportunity comes around.
November 7, 2015
When it comes to MMA, Bobby Lashley only has two losses under his belt. One of those was at the hands of James Thompson when the two of them fought in India. Lashley has now been given a chance to get revenge. On November 6, Bellator has booked the two of them in a rematch. Lashley has won six straight fights since losing to Thompson back in 2012.
September 28, 2015
When Bellator 145: Vengeance takes place, one thing that is certain is that Bobby Lashley will be fighting on the show. We just do not know who he will be fighting at the moment because the company has yet to reveal that. The event is taking place at the Scottrade Center in St Louis. Lashley has an MMA career record of 13 victories and just 2 defeats.
August 16, 2015
During a recent interview, Bobby Lashley stated that a lot of professional wrestling fans are going to be mad when CM Punk makes his UFC debut and actually wins the fight. A lot of WWE fans are still upset with Punk for leaving, so they are being petty by rooting against him doing well in MMA. Lashley is well aware of this, so he is not afraid to speak out.
June 19, 2015
While a lot of MMA fighters refuse to go into the ring against someone that they are friends with or are teammates with, Bobby Lashley is different. He stated that if Bellator wanted him to do a match with his teammate Kimbo Slice, then he would more than gladly sign on the dotted line. He stated that the two of them understand how business works.
June 15, 2015
Bobby Lashley is getting a chance to avenge a previous loss in MMA. Bellator has revealed that he is going to be facing James Thompson in a rematch on June 19. The event will take place in St Louis. Since that is only two months away, you can expect Lashley to scale back his commitment to TNA, so that he can start training full time. Fortunately for him, the front office is very supportive of his mixed martial arts career.
April 13, 2015
For a small period of time there, promoters really wanted to put together an MMA match between Bobby Lashley and Batista because they felt that they would be able to draw in a bit of interest from professional wrestling fans. That possibility is said to be completely off the table now. While Lashley is still involved in the sport, his counterpart has moved on and is now focused primarily on his burgeoning career in Hollywood.
April 4, 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
At one point in time, Bobby Lashley was hoping to follow Brock Lesnar and become the next WWE performer to make the jump over to UFC. That has yet to happen and appears very unlikely right now. Of course, that does not mean that he is bitter towards others who are attempting to make the move. During a recent Give Me Sports interview, Lashley expressed his support towards CM Punk. He also thinks that he will do rather well in MMA.
January 30, 2015