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Old 04-06-2009, 05:09 PM
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Default Bobby Lashley willing to enter TUF

That's pretty cool. Gotta respect a guy who's willing to really test himself. I think that'd be a great place for Lashley to get some awesome training and some experience.

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Ex-WWE star Bobby Lashley willing to compete on UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter”

MMAjunkie.com Staff, MMAjunkie.com
Apr 4, 3:10 pm EDT


Former collegiate wrestling champion and WWE import Bobby Lashley (2-0) hasn’t shot up the ranks of MMA quite as quickly as fellow professional wrestler and current UFC interim champion Brock Lesnar.

But that’s just fine for Lashley, who has said he’s interested in developing at his own pace.

But on the most recent episode of ESPN.com’s “MMA Live,” Lashley said he definitely wants to make his way to the UFC and he’d be willing to go through “The Ultimate Fighter” to do it.

“Everybody wants to be in the UFC,” Lashley said. “It’s the pinnacle of this sport, so of course I want to be there.”

The UFC is holding open tryouts for “The Ultimate Fighter” in Seattle on Monday. Heavyweights are being sought out for the process, and Lashley told “MMA Live” co-host Kenny Florian he’s mulling over the idea of making an appearance.

“I think [appearing on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’] would be something great,” Lashley said. “I saw that, and they said, ‘Heavyweights,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s jump on it.’

“I think it would be great because what I’m trying to do right now is prove myself. And on ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ you have to prove yourself. I talked it over with my management and my trainers and everything, and they have mixed opinions on it if I should go there, or if I should stay out and do different fights.”

The American Top Team fighter has earned victories in his first two MMA contests, but he admits he’s still got a long way to go to reach the level he someday hopes to attain.

“This is a building process,” Lashley said. “When I get to the UFC, I want to be a serious contender for the title. I don’t want to just be another guy going into the UFC because it’s a grand stage and build there. I don’t think that’s what I need to do.

“I need to stay in the undercard, and stay in some of the smaller fights, and get more fights under my belt - get some fights like my last fight where it doesn’t go the way that I wanted. I’ve got to seal the deal. There’s a lot of learning in this game.”

And could that learning possibly be helped by the world-class coaching cast members of “The Ultimate Fighter” undoubtedly receive?

“I’m open to anything,” Lashley said. “I’m open to suggestions. If that’s the route [my management] wants to send me, then I’m going to go.”
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