After abruptly leaving the WWE earlier this year, former professional wrestler Bobby Lashley now has plans to make his mixed martial arts debut this fall according to the Daily Star:
Lashley has his sights set on MMA, and has been training hard, to avoid going in as a typical wrestler. He tells me his kickboxing and striking have come on leaps and bounds – “I want to knock people out on my feet and submit people” – and that he’s looking at his debut as early as August, or even on PPV in October.
“I want to be an MMA guy who used to wrestle,” he says.
Lashley joins currect UFC heavyweight Brock Lesnar as former WWE superstars have used their amateur wrestling credentials and status as former professional wrestlers to propel themselves into MMA competition.