(Uh-oh, looks like someone ate that half a sandwich in the office refrigerator that Bobby was saving for lunch. He wrote his name on it for a reason, people.)
When we had trouble finding betting odds for the Bobby Lashley-Wes Sims fight for our Strikeforce: Miami edition of the Gambling Enabler, we initially chalked it up to the fact that the bout was a late addition. Maybe we were right, or maybe it just took a little longer for oddsmakers to count this high. A quick glance at BestFightOdds.com today reveals that Lashley is anywhere between a 12-1 and 15-1 favorite to beat Sims on Saturday night.
Those of you who believe deep down that "certified black man" Wes Sims will take this can make a handsome profit by throwing some cheddar down on him while he’s still a 7-1 underdog. Or you could just bury that cash and hope that a money tree grows in your backyard. At least if that plan fails you’ll be able to dig your nest egg up again in time to bet it all on Frankie Edgar.
So basically, what we’ve got here is another Lashley fight where he faces off against someone who was brought in to lose, this time on about a week’s notice. Lashley still talks like since he’s only had four fights, fans shouldn’t expect him to fight anyone other than the Bob Sapps or Jason Guidas of the MMA world, but you can only have so many squash matches before it becomes a game of diminishing returns. If Lashley wants to be taken seriously, it may be time for him to admit that his palooka punch card is just about full.