Bobby Lashley is looking to take his MMA game to the big leagues, or at least to AAA, and is considering signing with Strikeforce for its winter cards. Although Lashley was never a major attraction in pro wrestling, promoters remain convinced that his adonis like, sculpted physique will bring in fans. Plus, the success of Brock Lesnar has many MMA promoters chomping at the bit to sign Lashley.
The problem? He's just not that good.
Nate Marquardt said he was significantly less talented than Shane Carwin or Brendan Schaub, and with his pro wrestling commitments, does he really have the time to invest in serious MMA training. Lashley is a smart guy. He recognizes his limitations and knows he is going to have one shot at a big pay day. Look for him to carefully select fights he thinks he can win, never taking on a real challenge until there is serious money on the table.
Lashley is not like Rashad Evans, a man who would take a challenging fight over a profitable one. He is in it for the money. Strikeforce will be the perfect vehicle towards that end, building up his name on CBS and Showtime for an eventual clash with Fedor in a main event, or a move towards a mega match down the road with Lesnar in the UFC.