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Ex-WWE wrestler Lashley’s MMA career is turning into a circus act

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He wants to find his way into the UFC and eventually challenge for the heavyweight. Bobby Lashley does admit that he's not ready and needs more fights under his belt. The Jason Guida win last month was a start. Lashley was able to test his gas tank and survive a guillotine choke.

Should his next step be a fight against 350-pound Bob Sapp? Larry Pepe from ProMMARadio told Cage Writer that Lashley is set to battle Sapp, a television/fighting star in Japan, on June 27 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

For the former WWE star, this definitely has the feel of something closer to pro wrestling. We're starting to wonder if Lashley is taking his MMA career seriously. Has he officially quit wrestling? From Sunday's appearance for TNA wrestling, it's clear Lashley is trying to pull double-duty:

It's hard to blame the guy with the money available in wrestling, especially when he's only banking $40,000 per fight on the MMA side, but he has little shot of becoming an elite MMA fighter if he's going to spend much time with the fake stuff. Did the struggles in the Guida fight crack Lashley's confidence that much?

Tip via Larry Pepe/ProMMARadio

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