If you’ve spent more than two minutes on MiddleEasy then you know that we herald Bobby Lashley as the second coming of Optimus Prime. If freakishly large muscles were currency, Lashley could donate his thigh to save Darfur. Essentially, the guy is everything you ever wanted to be since you picked up your first Marvel comic when you were a kid. However, it only took one firefighter from Tucson, Arizona to stop Bobby Lashley’s frate traneage through the heavyweight division, and now in this interview with ProMMANow, it appears that Lashley has left Strikeforce and never plans to return.
PRO MMA NOW: Rumor has it that your contract with Strikeforce was up and you chose not to resign. Can you talk about why you and Strikeforce parted ways and clear up any rumors that might be out there?
BOBBY LASHLEY: “It was basically that. I think Coker is a great guy and I think that he has a great organization. The last card was incredible. It was a great fight show. I have no bad words to Strikeforce or Coker. I think he is great. I just felt the need to just get away from that relationship for whatever reasons and start over and build myself back up. I’ve been talking with Joe Kelly and he has been an incredible person to talk with and an incredible person to work with and I see his vision with his organization and I just want to be a part of it. Then having an opportunity to be able to fight in Kansas and really build back up and get ready I think it was just the right fit for me.”
PRO MMA NOW: Could you ever see yourself fighting with Strikeforce sometime in the future?
BOBBY LASHLEY: “I don’t know about that.”
And it was just last year when Bobby Lashley said he wants Overeem or Fedor, and nothing in-between. Damn Chad Griggs and his illustrious side burns for preventing a potential Bobby Lashley vs. Alistair Overerem match-up. [Source]