After losing to a part time MMA fighter who hasn’t had a fight since April 2009, what does the future hold for Bobby Lashley?
Early in the fight, the announcers talked about what would lure a professional wrestler into MMA. They pointed out that there was a lot more money to be made in WWE, but also pointed out the schedule (1 or 2 fights a year) was much better in MMA. After last night, the WWE and TNA schedule probably doesn’t look so bad.
Chad Griggs, a fireman and paramedic, exposed Lashley like no other MMA fighter had been able to do. Lashley was able to take down Griggs multiple times during the two rounds, but didn’t seem to know what to do once he had him down. Griggs was able to pick his spots and opened up Lashley with a couple of well aimed blows. By the time Lashley had the full mount in round two, he was too blown up to use the advantage to finish the fight. No submission attempts from Lashley, just the take downs that seemed to take more out of Lashley than they did Griggs.
Lashley left the building on a stretcher and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for dehydration and to have the cut under his eye stitched. Not a career ending defeat, but for a guy who was in the main event of Wrestlemania not long ago, it’s a loss that probably has him second guessing his career choices.
So what now?
Does Lashley stick with MMA and concentrate on learning the submission skills needed to be a success? Does he try to position himself for an MMA fight against Batista? Does he try to find a spot in WWE or TNA? Wrestling in Japan might also be an option.
If you watched the fight last night, let us know what you thought and let us know what you think the future holds for Bobby Lashley.