• Bobby Lashley Reveals Why He Decided Not To Sign With UFC After Getting An Offer From Dana White
During a recent interview on The MMA Hour, current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley recalled getting an offer from UFC President Dana White and explained why he turned it down.
Below is what The All Mighty said:
“I’m not a 100% sure, but I know that Dan (Lambert) had talked with Dana (White) at one time and Dana he was fair with it, he said, ‘You know we can’t offer him a huge contract, but we will give him something that he can get his foot in the door and kind of prove himself.’
That’s all I knew and then when I talked with Dan about it — Dan’s a huge pro wrestling fan — Dan was like, ‘They want you to sign everything. There’s no more pro wrestling. Are you ready to shut the doors on pro wrestling?’
I was like, ‘Golly.’ You can’t offer me a contract and say, ‘Yeah we bring him in, but he needs to shut all of that down and get small money.’ Because the wrestling is something that I knew that I could really make some good money on long term.
So I couldn’t take a small contract to prove myself where I had pro wrestling where I’d already proven myself and that was always my money bag that I could always go back to. So I really couldn’t do it.
Everything was left up in the air for me with [Bellator President Scott Coker] and I wish I could have done that with Dana, but I understand that you can’t do that in the UFC.
He’s not gonna let anybody have that part-time, do-whatever-you-want kind of contract and that’s what I needed and that’s what he wasn’t willing to give.”
Lashley has a 15-2 record in MMA.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (February 10, 1996) – WCW Pro
On this day in 1996, World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW PRO Wrestling’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & segments, building storylines on the road to the upcoming ‘WCW SuperBrawl VI’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1) Lex Luger vs. Manny Fernandez
2) Scott Norton vs. Bob Starr
3) Super Brawl Control Center
4) Hugh Morrus vs. Mike Khourey
5) The American Males vs. Dave Dalton & Scott D’Amore
6) Shark vs. Dino Cassanova
7) State Patrol vs. Men at Work (Mark Starr & Chris Kanyon)