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  • Bobby Lashley: Separating fact from fiction

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter1 day ago

    You look at a hulking pro wrestler like Bobby Lashley, and the tendency is to think you know the type. Of course, Lashley (11-2) isn’t just a pro wrestling entertainer – he’s also an MMA fighter with a long and healthy career.

    Hearing from Lashley the day before his Bellator bout tonight in Kansas against undefeated Karl Etherington (9-0), the former WWE star says there’s quite a bit fans don’t know about him. A sampling:

    Lashley is a single dad.

    “I don’t have the time to rest between workouts like many fighters do, because I’ve got to take my kids to the park, or the circuit, or the doctor. It’s great, but it takes a lot of my time,” he says.

    Lashley is a vegetarian. Whoah.

    Yeah, he’s got muscles, but he isn’t nearly as big as you may have thought.

    “They announce me in pro wrestling at over 300 pounds and I just shake my head. People ask me, ‘how do you go from 300 pounds down to heavyweight to fight in MMA?’ I’m like, ‘dude, I’m no where near 300 pounds.’

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  • Bethe Correia says Miesha Tate needs a better mouth piece

    Elias Cepeda at Cagewriter2 days ago

    UFC bantamweight contender Bethe Correia (9-0) has been doing all she can with her fighting and her trash talk to get the attention her record deserves, and work her way up to a title shot. That's why she believes two-time world title challenger Miesha Tate (15-5) recently singled her out for a future fight.

    "I don’t know why she put herself into this story," Correia told media members in Brazil, this week, according to atranslation from Guilherme Cruz.

    "I think she saw all the attention I was receiving. Tate had two chances against Ronda and lost both twice. She saw that I’m closer to a title shot, so she wants to use that attention."

    Even if that is the case, the Brazilian slugger believes that the wrestling-based Tate made a mistake in not just calling Correia out, but in specifically saying she wants a stand-up striking battle with her.  "Tate does have good grappling, but she challenged me to a stand-up war," the undefeated fighter explained.

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