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WWE star had recent conversation with promotion about competing in a bare knuckle fight

Bobby Lashley recently did an interview with TV Insider to discuss a wide range of topics. 

Aside from pro wrestling, Lashley has fought as an MMA fighter in various promotions such as Bellator MMA. He holds a pro-MMA record of 15-2 and last competed against Josh Appelt in October of 2016.

During the chat, Lashley revealed that not only is he still under contract with Bellator MMA, but recently had a conversation with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. 

“I’m fighting until I can’t fight anymore. I just had a conversation with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship guy. We discussed going out there and doing a bare knuckle fight. I still have an agreement with Bellator. I always thought I would find my way back to WWE. When I signed my Bellator contract, I had an out clause for the WWE. 

It said if WWE alone offered me a contract they would relieve me from the Bellator contract. [Bellator MMA President] Scott Coker is an amazing guy. The fact he gave me that contract was just incredible. But since he gave me it, I still have fights with Bellator and can fight with them, which is a really good thing.”

It should be noted that Vince McMahon hasn’t let any of his wrestlers fight professionally while still under contract with the company except for Brock Lesnar in 2016 where he took a fight at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt. 

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship recently made its biggest talent signing by inking a deal with Paige VanZant, who departed from the UFC. 

Lashley also talked about The Hurt Business, Brock Lesnar, and more. Check out the full interview here.


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