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Bobby Lashley Signs With Titan FC, Will Face James Jack on 3/25

(In an alternate universe, Lashley gets the TKO against Chad Griggs, enters the Strikeforce heavyweight tournament, and defeats Fedor Emelianenko by flying armbar in the quarterfinals. Shane Del Rosario still goes on to win the whole thing. / Photo courtesy of Showtime)

We haven’t heard much from Bobby Lashley since he quit on the stool against Chad Griggs at Strikeforce: Houston last August. But a press release sent out this morning by Kansas City-based promotion Titan Fighting Championships has answered an important question — Bobby’s days of real fighting aren’t quite over yet.

Now 5-1 in MMA, Lashley will return to action in the headlining bout of Titan FC 17, which will go down March 25th at the Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. His opponent will be James Jack, a heavyweight out of Missouri who’s either 6-2-1 or 5-4-1, depending on who you ask. In the press release, Titan Fighting CEO Joe Kelly did his best to explain why you should care:

“In the fight game, a fighter is usually viewed as only being good as their last fight. But I don’t think that is a fair way to evaluate a fighter, especially an athletically-gifted heavyweight who is only six fights into his career,” Kelly stated. “Bobby won’t admit it and he refuses to make excuses but the reality is that he was diagnosed with mononucleosis shortly after the fight. [Ed. note: The kissing disease!] Also, if anyone watched Griggs’ fight last weekend against Gian Villante, who was widely considered one of the top prospects in MMA coming into that fight, you can clearly see that Griggs is the real deal. Anyone who is writing Bobby off is making a huge mistake. I believe that Titan Fighting will be the perfect platform for Bobby to prove his critics wrong.”

Titan FC will be broadcast live on HDNet, and will also feature Phil Baroni‘s first post-UFC outing, against 3-2 prospect Nick Nolte. It seems like Titan is carving out a niche for itself as the league where fading MMA stars can go to pick up a rebound win. Although that didn’t really work out so well for Tim Sylvia, now did it.

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Seoul Brother- February 18, 2011 at 1:09 pm
@ReX13: How do I get a link added to my profile? Y'all should have my email addy, right?
omunto- February 18, 2011 at 10:58 am
Actual not annual. Phone auto correct fail
omunto- February 18, 2011 at 10:57 am
Sherdog will list your annual figh results but they don't count it as a win in the stats portion. Like mine says the results of my fight but still lists me as 0-0. Kinda confusing for fighters with ammy and pro fights. I wish they listed them separately.
ReX13- February 18, 2011 at 9:15 am
Sudos >> Only get the bluename if there's a website link in your profile. I'll add links if you guys want, just don't tell nobody. Until it gets all crazy and i decide to play Black Ops instead.
Sudos KFC- February 18, 2011 at 9:11 am
WTF happened to my blue name. Get it figured out CP
Sudos KFC- February 18, 2011 at 9:11 am
This will be another good fight for stirring up interest in Titan which benefits all of KC. My brother might have a fight as part of the pro-am undercard too so I might even get to meet lashley...if I was a mouth breathing wrasslin nerd that is.
Fried Taco- February 18, 2011 at 9:05 am
Yeah ReX, no permissions for me in the profile. I guess they're scurred I'll put a link in to a Russian handbag site.
RearNakedSpoon- February 18, 2011 at 8:45 am
The fat guy in the background of that picture was texting bad voodoo to Lashley, obviously.
ReX13- February 18, 2011 at 8:42 am
hmmmph. Ok. Seoul Bros needs something edited also?
Seoul Brother- February 18, 2011 at 8:32 am
I tried that too, ReX13. I got this message.
"You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page."
ReX13- February 18, 2011 at 8:08 am
Fred Take-O >> You can't click on your name where it says "Logged in as Fried Taco"?
Fried Taco- February 18, 2011 at 7:47 am
Phil Baroni should win his fight, depending on how drunk Nick Nolte is when he shows up.

How come I can't access my profile? I want to be cool like ReX and put my twitter account in there!
ReX13- February 18, 2011 at 7:42 am
mayday >> The UG may have unsanctioned fights listed that Sherdog doesn't count--they also will list ammy fights as well (although separately).
MediocreThreat- February 18, 2011 at 7:31 am
ctownhood- February 18, 2011 at 7:29 am
mayday- February 18, 2011 at 7:29 am
Why is it that the UG and Sherdog have different records for nearly every fighter? Usually (but not in this case) Sherdog has a more inclusive fight record.. Are they counting after-school showdowns? Anybody know?
ctownhood- February 18, 2011 at 7:29 am
Well, at least he's stepping up in competition
RwilsonR- February 18, 2011 at 7:11 am
That should have read "...quit on the stool against future Strikeforce heavyweight tournament champion Chad Griggs..."
Seoul Brother- February 18, 2011 at 6:42 am
Wow - so a card with a fuckin' goon who has to step up to be a has-been and Bobby Lashley. Maybe if there's nothing on CSPAN.

And how much is it gonna suck for Baroni when people know he got his ass handed to him by Nick Nolte?
donfryesmustache- February 18, 2011 at 6:36 am
nice photoshop, lashley is garbage, griggs has a wolverine look going, that is all
ReX13- February 18, 2011 at 6:20 am
KCK is just down the street for me, thinking about checking this out.