The following is an excerpt from an interview with Bobby Lashley from Raj Giri and www.FightLine.com:
When he’s not training, the former national amateur wrestling champion moonlights as a professional wrestler for TNA Wrestling, where he’s been performing since this past July. Lashley said that his colleagues saw the writing on the wall after it was announced that he had signed with Strikeforce.
"Professional wrestlers are the biggest MMA fans out there," said Lashley. "When they saw that I signed, a lot of them were like, ‘Man, we’re going to lose Bobby [Lashley].’ That’s the first thing they thought, because they know my dedication to fighting."
While the former WWE superstar is trying to juggle MMA and professional wrestling, he admits that he might have to give wrestling up.
"At the time when I was taking that break and I was just wrestling, everyone thought that I’d be able to do both [wrestling and MMA]," he said. "We don’t know if that’s going to happen. Immediately when the press release came out that I was with Strikeforce, I got a call from all the wrestlers, they wished me good luck. And anything they can do to help out, they’re there for it."
Check out the full interview at this link.
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