Sherdog, the worst named website on the internet, has a story about a talk they had with Bobby Lashley last week. Of note:
Strikeforce heavyweight prospect Bobby Lashley said he’d be willing to take a bout against fellow World Wrestling Entertainment star Dave Batista if that was what the promotion wanted -- though he has his reservations.
"It’s not really the direction I want to move (in), but if it’s worth it and they really think he’s ready and Strikeforce wants me to fight him, I’ll take the fight," Lashley told Sherdog.com last week.
Lashley and Batista worked side-by-side for a time during their respective WWE careers. Lashley described Batista as a friend and "a great guy" who’d take the sport and its rigorous training schedule seriously. However, Lashley questioned whether a match with Batista would work within his own career trajectory.
"I’ve had a good game plan up to this point and I really want to move in the right direction," said Lashley. "Dave’s just starting out. I’m looking to better myself and get better opponents each time. [His next opponent Chad] Griggs is 8-1 and there’s a lot of top heavyweight guys out there right now, so I really have my eyes set on a handful of those guys.
"I’m not disrespecting Dave at all, but he’s new to the game," continued Lashley. "That’s definitely a fight for the fans, but not so much for my career. I’d do it and keep moving forward."
So essentially, he doesn't want to be a gimmick fighter, but it's easy money and he wants to stay in Strikeforce's good graces.