It looks like Shark Fights has a new big draw.
According to a Fox Sports report, the Amarillo, Texas- based organization has signed former WWE champion Bobby Lashley to a three-year deal and he will likely make his promotional debut in November. The event, which will be aired on Fuel TV, will likely take place in Missouri where Lashley attended college.
Rebounding from the first loss of his 6-1 MMA career against Chad Griggs at Strikeforce:Houston last August by defeating John Ott at Titan FC 17: Lashley vs. Ott this past March in Kansas City, Lashley, who runs his own American Top Team affiliate in Colorado, says that he’s excited about the deal.
“It’s going to give me the opportunity to get some more fights under my belt,” Lashley said of the signing.
Shark Fights CEO, Bud Brutsman said that Lashley’s star power will undoubtedly translate to higher ticket sales.
“It’s going to be big for us. When you’re a little organization you need to make some noise, and Bobby is the perfect one to make some noise. There is nobody better than him right now that’s out there,” Brustman said. By signing Bobby were saying we’re willing to put our money out there to make it happen, and bring in and sign the bigger-name talent, and not just has-beens and nobodies.”