MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

At Least Video Game Bobby Lashley Fights Tough Opponents

Bobby Lashley EA Sports MMA video game
(From Monson’s tattoos to the girl in the halter top standing up for no reason, EA Sports has all the details of an MMA event down cold.)

The great thing about pro fighting video games, aside from the opportunity to feel like you have personally knocked out Josh Koscheck, is the ability to make dream match-ups that never happen in real life, such as Muhammad Ali vs. Mike Tyson, Blade vs. a small Asian woman, or Bobby Lashley vs. someone who presents a real challenge.  No offense to Wes Sims, who oddsmakers believe is more likely to win on Jeopardy! than he is to win at Strikeforce: Miami, but when you’re more excited about fighting in a warm climate than you are about your own chances for victory, people tend not to take you seriously.

Aside from showing off some sharp graphics, the shots of Lashley in the forthcoming EA Sports MMA game really make us dwell on what an appropriate opponent Jeff Monson would have been for Lashley.  Obviously Monson has more experience, but the size and strength difference might help even things out, and at the very least we’d find out where Lashley is in his evolution as a fighter.  Instead, we’ll have to content ourselves with finding out how much punishment Sims is really willing to take on a week’s notice. Our guess is, just enough, but no more than is absolutely necessary.

More screen shots of Lashley from the EA Sports game are after the jump, in case you’re interested.


 

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Häkkiperuna- January 29, 2010 at 9:10 pm
@ steampunk22

Usually, whenever I hear the name of Wayne Brady I laugh, but not this time...
Well, looking forward to next week!
LetMeStickItInYourRua- January 29, 2010 at 7:07 pm
I just don't see Lashley being in this for any other reason other than to try to stay relevant. If he is such a die hard MMA fighter then he wouldn't fuck around with wrestling and focus 100% on MMA. Sorry I just don't like him. Plus when I met him in person he was a complete dick. I went to a few seminars where Lesnar was "coaching" and he was a really nice guy. Which is odd to think of since he acts like a total douche on TV.

@ gbeezy

I know this is unoriginal and maybe unfunny but....

You sound like a dog with peanut butter on the roof of it's mouth.
gbeezy- January 29, 2010 at 6:43 pm
i tired of people talking shit about lashley he said he want to earn his way not sell out like brock man only had 3 4 fights i dont anybody with 3 fights fighting jeff monson most guys with 3 fights are fights are fighting punks there trainer picks that have no business fighting pro
CYNIC- January 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm
@ Nategetsirate

Nice quote from the New York bad Ass, Phil Baroni.
That guy's my hero.
robthom- January 29, 2010 at 2:44 pm
Lol @ goat.

I wonder if to play as fedor you have to play as mousasi too.
ReX13- January 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm
LetMeStickItInYourRua>>

Disagree about "in it for the $$$". It seems to me he's genuinely interested in MMA, and he does the pro wrestling for the cash.

I don't know if Lashley will set the world on fire, but he's an interesting contender. He's obviously a high level athlete with a strong wrestling base. He's toward the heavy end of the heavyweight class. He's got charisma and experience performing in front of people. In other words, he and Brock have similar backgrounds. Of course people are going to make comparisons and want to see these guys matched up.

And, as i've said elsewhere, he's the Anti-Brock. Everything i've seen about him (not much) seems to indicate that he's a friendly, well-educated, humble guy who is interested in MMA. If it turns out my first impression was wrong, or if he keeps fighting lower-level competition, or if we find out he's on the roids all the time, i'll change my mind. "Til then, i'm a fan, and i hope he takes it to the next level this year.


On the other hand, "hate crime in person" was pretty effin' funny.
Dr.- January 29, 2010 at 1:26 pm
The thing in the red top looks like a dude in the first image.
LetMeStickItInYourRua- January 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm
I love how people actually think Lashley is something to be feared. He doesn't give a shit about MMA as a sport. He is in it for the money and nothing else. The guy wrestle's for TNA every week. He's a joke. And why do people always say "I'd love to see Lesnar v.s. Lashley" why? Do you have the desire to see a hate crime in person or what?
DbHK- January 29, 2010 at 1:03 pm
Sims is going to submit Lashley.
del0x- January 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm
is it strange that every time i'm tabbed into a different window in my browser, and I see the cage potato fav icon, i instantly think child porn?
Goat- January 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm
When you play as Scott Smith, every button is the haymaker button.
steampunk22- January 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm
@Hakkiperuna

LOL, easy there big boy.

I am far too high on codeine right now to even ATTEMPT to gun for comments of the week, just so ya know.

Next week however, is a different story. ;P
KimboSlice- January 29, 2010 at 11:49 am
UFC 2009 Undisputed > High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! > EA Sports: MMA

But now that Shinya Aoki is a playable character in EA Sports: MMA, I say it's just now a little better than Hannah Montana the movie video game.
Smitty- January 29, 2010 at 11:45 am
I'm as far from a Lesnar fan as you can get, but at least he came out fighting REAL opponents.
Nut Puncher 9000- January 29, 2010 at 11:42 am
Guys, I am serious, when you first start out creating a new fighter in this game, watch out for Lashley. He will murder you. Save him for like fight three. Once you have a little experience under your belt he will just run and hide.
manutdfan- January 29, 2010 at 11:38 am
Just one problem: Both Lashley and Monson are members of American Top Team. I highly doubt they would fight each other.
mma samurai- January 29, 2010 at 11:33 am
Wow they did a great job. Lashley better be glad his match up with Monson is only virtual. He'd be destroyed in reality. I agree Lashley would have the strength advantage but not by much. It would be your typical wrestler vs jitz guy. Monson wouldn't mind going to the ground with Lashely one bit and Lashley is still so green in the sport he probably wouldn't recognize that and play right into Monson's hands. Instead he's going to keep getting fed these cans and boost his record to make himself feel legit. Hell if the Monson vs Lashley fight happened for real then win, lose or draw I'd have more respect for him. At least he would finally be facing a legit competitor for a change. Any way enough ranting about a video game and a hypothetical, never going to happen fight, I do see Lashley beating Sims no problem. Sims is a joke and just happy he has Lashley's name value to ride off of. I see Lashley winning by TKO on this one.
Häkkiperuna- January 29, 2010 at 11:28 am
@ steampunk22

Sorry pal, don't see a Wayne Brady there. Sounds like someone is trying to force a comment of the week. Don't worry, it'll come sooner or later..
Goog- January 29, 2010 at 11:26 am
Seth Petruzelli was offered up in a matter of hours to get KTFO by Gumbo Slice. It's fuzzy, but the best I can recall... he merely brought down an entire organization in 14 seconds.

Not saying Wes Sims is worth a damn, but as we've seen... anything can happen. Especially when Sims isn't exactly brand new, nor is he Lionheart. I'll bet Lashley would tap as fast as Lesnar when locked in a knee bar. I won't put money on it, but fuuuuuck do I hope it happens.

And if it doesn't happen, then fuck you Sims. You're 7 feet tall for Gods sake. No excuses. You could probably still jab him while you're both on your stools between rounds, so don't fuck around. If you're 7 feet tall, you must win.
NateGetsIrate- January 29, 2010 at 11:26 am
^ LOL!
ReX13- January 29, 2010 at 11:25 am
NateGetsIrate >> What the fuck are you doing away from the WereGuido set?
RPS13- January 29, 2010 at 11:18 am
my god, in the last picture there are THREE girls wearing halter tops, standing for no reason. unlockable character?!?!?
NateGetsIrate- January 29, 2010 at 11:17 am
Stop playing all those gay fucking video games. You can’t get pussy in front of a TV playing games with your geeky friends. Do steroids, lift heavy weights, get contacts, go tanning. Go out to night clubs and bars, hit the beach. If you go tmoney, floss. Whatever you do, don’t be yourself.
ReX13- January 29, 2010 at 11:15 am
IhateBruceBuffer Says:
Fri, 01/29/2010 - 13:11


this game is gonna be a total fail.



whosajiggawhat??!??

Sabado Gigante- January 29, 2010 at 11:14 am
I just want to play this game as the Grandfather Clock!
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