Bobby Lashley is in an interesting spot. Because of a name developed in pro wrestling and a scary looking physique, the 255-pound MMA heavyweight prospect is getting pressure to jump into the big leagues immediately. He just smashed out a big name in Bob Sapp but he remains very grounded. Lashley is sticking to the gameplan of training hard, adding to his game and building his resume with wins over different types of opponents. If he keeps winning the rest of this year, his stock will only rise with organizations like Strikeforce and the UFC:
"When I go over there I want to be a top, top level guy," Lashley told ProMMARadio. "I want talks of me fighting the champ when I get over there. I want them to say this guy's really good."
But Lashley is 32 years old and faces a bit of a time crunch:
"I see the GSPs, the Anderson Silvas, Lyoto Machida ... wow these guys are incredible. These guys are 15-20 matches into it. because they had the opportunity before."