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Video: Bobby Lashley Wins MMA Debut

(Props: MMA Madness)

Former WWE star and American Top Team student Bobby Lashley made his pro MMA debut at Mixed Fighting Alliance’s "There Will Be Blood" event in Miami on Saturday night, needing just 41 seconds to open up a cut on opponent Joshua Franklin’s forehead large enough for the fight to be stopped. It was an anti-climactic ending for the audience, but when the gash is shown at the video’s 1:52 mark, you’ll probably agree that it was the right thing to do. Maybe next time Lashley will be able to give fans a better sense of what he’s capable of.

Headlining the MFA event was a fight between former UFC stars Jeff Monson and Ricco Rodriguez, with Monson pulling out a unanimous decision win. The Snowman is reportedly considering a move back to the UFC — and may face Cheick Kongo in his return match — but will first head to Japan for a fight in Sengoku. Rodriguez’s loss to Monson snapped a five-fight winning streak; he has fought nine times in 2008, making this year the most active of his career. Video of the Monson/Rodriguez fight is after the jump.

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BuckWild- December 16, 2008 at 9:44 am
You can tell the person speaking just added his commentary in on post processing. Its a home youtube video from someone that snuck in a camcorder .

BL vs BL would be great but........

I want Booker T in mma ! : )
Aaron- December 16, 2008 at 8:31 am
The Commentator sounds like that fat guy from Accepted and Superbad..
Jay Smith- December 15, 2008 at 9:24 pm
I don't give a fuck about nothin! I'm lovin our sport right now fellas!! I wouldn't give a fuck if they had Lashley fight Corey Hill.....with the broken leg!!! We've been spoiled the last couple years with the most perfect match ups, rematches, and superfights you could ask for. Boxing can't give you this kind of consistent excitement. Not only that, but think about the fights that are ALREADY scheduled to happen that you know will be KICK ASS!!!! MMA still isn't even half as big as it's going to be. I can't wait to see what 2009 brings. Peace boys.
tyler- December 15, 2008 at 6:29 pm
It's cruiserweight not cursier and it's Gabe Gonzaga not gonzoga also Gonzaga weighs over 250lbs. I don't think he would fit in a cruiserweight division if there was one.
bold- December 15, 2008 at 5:40 pm
they dont need to make a super heavy weight div all they need to do is make a cursier weight divison or something so the lighter heavy weights like gabe gonzoga or randy coture can fight guys there own size
tyler- December 15, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Lashley is a year older than Lesnar you fucking dork!
diesel- December 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm
lashley is signifigantly younger than lesnar i think
RED- December 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm
The announcer sounded like the fat kid on Superbad.
tyler- December 15, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Lashley caused the cut hitting his opponent with a steel chair while his manager distracted the referee.
Buns- December 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm
is anyone sitting next to him thinking like why da fuck is he talking to himself while filming the fight when your not suppose to even have a video recorder on you.
I just wanna drop kick this guy in the mouth
zackary- December 15, 2008 at 1:05 pm
I've seen Lashley train at ATT, and this guy is gonna make it. Humble, strong as an ox, and is quickly picking up his striking ability. Would be worth it to see him vs. Brock in the future
E Honda- December 15, 2008 at 12:53 pm
If Lashley builds up a record or proves himself and gets invited to the UFC that could create a possibility of a pretty cool match up between him and Lesnar.

UFC 117 - Mighty Joe Young vs. Shrek
Surfin Dave- December 15, 2008 at 10:45 am
Looks like someone forgot to tell Lashley that razor blades aren't used in MMA to open up foreheads.
I Know Nothing- December 15, 2008 at 10:41 am
I have 2 words for Lashley: Piss Test
Eric- December 15, 2008 at 10:29 am
I bet nobody says a bad word about Joe Rogan or Mike Goldberg again after listening to this garbage.
Billy Bad Ass- December 15, 2008 at 10:12 am
I live down here in Miami and someone please get me the contact information for the goober talking over the video. I'll gladly put him out his and his mother's misery for everyone here at CP.
Imbecile- December 15, 2008 at 9:59 am
Lashley hasn't beaten anyone other than a guy making his own MMA debut. That's fine, but hold the praise until he gets to a stage in his career where he fights someone decent. Maybe he will be just as good, or better, than Lesnar. But now... we simply have no idea.
Jeeves- December 15, 2008 at 9:17 am
I would have bet anything Monson would have walked out to Rage Against the Machine. Too bad Vegas had no line on it.
Blackleg- December 15, 2008 at 8:54 am
I hate to see fights end that soon on a cut... but when a vagina springs to life on your face it's time to call it a night.
Anonymous- December 15, 2008 at 8:51 am
does anyone else think the narrator is a fuckin douche?

Piss in my own fruit tray- December 15, 2008 at 8:46 am
This guy looks like a black heavywieght version of Robbie Lawler.....
Rod- December 15, 2008 at 8:34 am
Both Lashley and Lesnar were real wrestling athletes before being fake wrestling stars. WWE tends to do like UFC and offer big money to wrestling champions in hopes of having "semi-legit" stars on their shows. But most guys are now seeing the money and fame in MMA and will probably choose that over the crazy travel and relatively low profit that WWE gives them.
gvd- December 15, 2008 at 8:34 am
Who the hell is commentating. Bandage a cut in the middle of a fight? What are you high?
Lunchbox hands- December 15, 2008 at 8:03 am
B, not entirely true, he trains with Sean Sherk, the striking pride of the midwest.
Geriatric Peon- December 15, 2008 at 8:02 am
and the prospect of a "super" heavy weight division grows a little more