Bobby Lashley Would "Dominate" the UFC
Former WWE and ECW champion Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley pulverized mixed martial arts veteran fighter Bob “The Beast” Sapp via TKO less than two minutes into their bout Saturday night at “Ultimate Chaos” in Biloxi, Miss.
Moments after the opening bell rang, Lashley (4-0) easily grappled the enormous Sapp (10-5-1) to the canvas.
Once Lashley, 32, seized the advantage, he connected with a vicious barrage of punches on Sapp, 35, until the one-time PRIDE and K-1 star tapped the mat to signal to the referee that he wanted the fight called at 1:17 of the first round.
"I got a good shot in the eye and was unable to see," explained the one-time University of Washington offensive lineman who was chosen by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft. "He got me in the eye. No excuses, He got me down today and controlled it. Give it up to Bobby Lashley."
Lashley, a chiseled 255-pound physical specimen who attended Missouri Valley College and won three national amateur wrestling championships there between 1996 and 1998, acknowledged how important it was that he gained control of the matchup from the outset.
"Going up against Bob," Lashley noted of the man he surrendered 67 pounds to for the main event, "you always expect the big bulls. I had to take him down, cover and pound. The first thing is to win: ground-and-pound to wear the big man down. He has a big punch. I used my ground-and-pound and got out of there."
Lashley, who joined the United States Army after college and also continued to wrestle there, validated his desire to become a force in the cage with his flawless performance against “The Beast.”
"To all the heavyweights out there, if you're not looking at me, you better, because I'm coming,” warned Lashley.
Considering the savage fashion in which Lashley dispatched of Sapp last weekend, one can expect to see Lashley featured on more mainstream mixed martial arts promotions in the very near future.
“I'll take on all challengers,” continued the muscleman from Denver who is training at the highly touted American Top Team.
The President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White, should take notice of Lashley.
It is quite possible that “The Dominator” would dominate most heavyweights in the entire world.