Former WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley Signs With American Fight League

Written by Tim Ngo
June 1st, 2008

It was announced during this past Friday’s American Fight League event entitled “Bulletproof,” that former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley has signed a two-fight deal with an option for a third fight. The agreement is rumored to be non-exclusive, which would allow the former amateur wrestler to fight elsewhere if he should prove that he can be a star.

Lashley had long been rumored to make the jump like Brock Lesnar into the world of MMA. After Lashley had left the WWE, he talked about jumping into MMA, but was close to an agreement with TNA Wrestling. Now, it looks like Lashley is finally ready to see if he has the ability to make it as a fighter.

American Fight League is a fairly new MMA promotion that has held three events to date. They have signed former UFC fighters Dan Christison and Junior Assuncao.

It was also announced during the event that the promotion has signed former Bodog Fight women’s champion Tara LaRosa. LaRosa had been rumored to sign with ProElite to setup a possible showdown with Gina Carano. No word on whether or not her agreement is exclusive.

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