Undefeated heavyweight Bobby Lashley, a former WWE star who scored a first-round knockout of Wes Sims in January in his Strikeforce debut, has been released from his TNA wrestling contract and is now training full time in mixed martial arts.
“I had a talk with [TNA] a while back about doing both [MMA and wrestling]. Everything seemed to be working well,” Lashley recently told Heavy. “I think maybe there were some complications there towards the end. I got back home and got all these calls from people saying that I had been released from wrestling. So as far as I know, I’ve been released, so yes, I can focus full time on MMA.”
Lashley has yet to be contacted about his next fight, but is training to fight at Strikeforce’s April event on CBS
“I don’t even know 100% I’m on the [April] card,” said Lashley. “But Strikeforce knows how I train. I train constantly, all year. They can give me a fight on a couple weeks notice and I’ll be ready. I’m definitely training and will be ready for April.”