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WWE News: Bobby Lashley comments on a possible match with Brock Lesnar

Johny Payne
6.73K   //    30 Oct 2017, 19:05 IST

Bobby Lashley would love to face Brock Lesnar in MMA as well as pro-wrestling
Bobby Lashley would love to face Brock Lesnar in MMA as well as pro-wrestling

What’s the story?

In a recent interview with Hannibal TV, Bobby Lashley revealed why a fight with Brock Lesnar—in MMA and/or pro-wrestling—is a guaranteed box-office attraction.

On that note, Lashley opined that he matches up well with Lesnar, and a potential bout between them would be tit-for-tat stylistically.

In case you didn’t know…

Bobby Lashley is best known for his time in WWE and TNA, apart from moonlighting as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter for Bellator MMA.

On that other hand, Brock Lesnar is the reigning WWE Universal Champion and the former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Heavyweight Champion of the world. The Beast is widely regarded as one of the best pure wrestlers and freak athletes to have ever competed in the sport of MMA.

The heart of the matter

Addressing the dream matchup between himself and Brock Lesnar, the Walking Armageddon elucidated that he isn’t the one to ‘call out’ people and indeed respects all fighters, including the Beast, immensely. However, a potential showdown with Lesnar, either in MMA or professional wrestling is just something that needs to happen.  

Furthermore, Lashley explained that there are several big ‘money’ matchups across the board in combat sports today, including ‘super-fights’ such as Lesnar vs Jon Jones as well as the recent ‘Money Fight’ ergo Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor. The TNA icon added that people are now more forthcoming in exploring the entertainment aspect of the fight game; wanting to see different contests and matchups. Bobby continued—

“Brock and myself, whether it's in professional wrestling or whether it's in a fight, I think it needs to be done."
"Until the fight happens, no one knows…I think I would do well. I think our styles are very similar and I think it's gonna be tit-for-tat in a lot of ways."

Besides, Lashley subtly threw down the gauntlet by emphasizing that his fantasy matchup with Lesnar would generate truckloads of money at the box office, and it coming to fruition simply depends on the Beast as well as his ‘Advocate’ Paul Heyman.

What’s next?

Bobby Lashley presently performs for TNA/Impact Wrestling; sporadically competing for Bellator MMA. Meanwhile, Brock Lesnar last competed at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt and is still facing the aftermath of a suspension owing to his failure of a drug test.

Author’s take

Well, as of this time, with Lashley working for Impact and Lesnar over at the WWE, chances of this insanely attractive match seems bleak.

Nevertheless, a potential MMA fight between the two could possibly take place in the UFC; should Lesnar find the deal lucrative enough to make his Octagon comeback one last time. Who do you think wins in an MMA or pro-wrestling match? Lashley or Lesnar? Sound off in the comments!   

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