Bobby Lashley reveals that Vince McMahon refused to let him fight in the UFC. Bobby Lashley’s statements about his intention to return to the UFC and Vince McMahon’s refusal.
After his first stage in WWE, between 2004 and 2008, Bobby Lashley continued in the world of professional wrestling, but he also worked in MMA, standing out in Strikeforce and Bellator, among other promotions, where he achieved an amazing record of 15 wins and 2 losses.
Lashley was interviewed last week by Sean Ross Sapp, a journalist from Fightful, where he revealed the proposal he made to Vince McMahon the last day he, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H and Pat McAfee were present at the UFC 276 event.
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Apparently, Bobby Lashley also attended the event, which was held after Money in The Bank in the same city, and he texted Vince McMahon to ask if he could be a part of the UFC. Vincent refused.
“It’s still in me. I’m just that guy. I was talking before because I know that we were doing stuff with the UFC. Vince and Stephanie and all them was sitting ringside and I was in the stands also. I’m texting Vince, ‘Can I get in there?’ He’s like, ‘come on.’ So I still have it in me. I love fighting. H/T Fightful
Bobby Lashley explained that the intention of him fighting in the UFC is not to leave WWE, but to compete in parallel. However, it seems that it is not a real intention at the moment. The All Mighty recalled that he has opened several gyms where MMA is practiced and even a couple of UFC fighters come from there.
He also revealed that he had set out to take on Mike Tyson, a challenge he would actually accept. Bobby Lashley is the current WWE United States Champion. Tonight, on Monday Night Raw, he will put the title on the line against AJ Styles, an opponent he has never competed against in a singles match.
Lashley accumulates a reign of 42 days and hopes to reach the figure of 175 days as champion in his second reign (he is currently the third).