According to Lashley, he thinks it needs to happen before he turns 50-years-old.
“There’s match-ups that everybody wants. There’s matches that I want. It’s like the elephant in the room, does anybody see it? It’s so weird because I don’t know him. I’ve really never met him. I’ve really never said more than three words to him.
“I met him in passing a couple of times. Saudi was the first time I met him. Literally ‘Hey, what’s up?’ Boom, boom and that was about it. Never said more than two words to him, so I think there’s a little mystique there and also for me. Just being in the fighting world, man, I’ve trained and fought with some of the people that he’s fought with and man, it’s got to happen. It’s got to happen before I hit 50.”