He was a collegiate national champion wrestler, then parlayed that into a successful career as a WWE employee. If you thought I was talking about UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, think again. The formula might be the same, but Bobby Lashley is trying to get to where Lesnar currently is.
“Brock has obviously done exceptionally well in the short period of time he’s been fighting,” Lashley said of his former professional wrestling co-worker. “Anyone who is in this profession would like that kind of success.”
Lashley currently holds a perfect 4-0 professional mixed martial arts record, looking more comfortable and impressive with each victory.
“I’m throwing these 250 pounds in [there] and see if [my opponents] have what it takes to withstand the abuse and the punishment,” said Lashley. “If they do, it’s going to lead to a longer fight. If they don’t, I’m thinking it will be a real short fight.”
If Lashley continues to improve at this rate, he will be well on his way to following in Lesnar’s gigantic footsteps. Although the journey will be a lengthy one, he thinks his combination of hoopla and talent will ultimately get him there.
“This is a results-oriented business, and it’s up to me to take advantage of the opportunity I have been given,” Lashley said. “Of course I want to make it to the highest levels of this business. Who doesn’t? I’m not expecting anything to be given to me, though.
“I want to create a buzz, but I want to do it by the way I fight.”
Lesnar has sketched out the blueprint, and Lashley is following it to a tee.