After fighting just once in all of 2012, heavyweight Bobby Lashley (9-2) racked up two wins in the past month alone. If things go according to his plans, Lashley could have as many as six fights under his belt by year’s end.

“There’s a couple organizations right now that we’re talking about doing a multi-fight deal with, so it’s just time to feel some things out,” Lashley told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). “It’s time to figure out who would like to have me for the next few fights.”

Lashley, who recently took some time off from MMA to work a few things out in his personal life, has returned to the sport with a vengeance, earning two wins in a span of just 22 days, both coming by way of submission. Both victories came against fighters coming off losses, but Lashley believes they were the right opponents for him to continue his development as a fighter. Still, he knows at 36 years old, it’s time to put his talent to the test if he has aspirations of landing on the sport’s biggest stages.

“I think I’ve got to prove myself a little more,” Lashley said. “I think the next few fights, … I’m going to be able to show how eager I really am and what I’m capable of doing. I think that’s what it really all boils down to.

“They’re not going to pay you for your name. They’re going to pay you for what you’re capable of doing. I’ve got to raise my stock.”

Lashley said he’s already in talks for two different potential bouts in August, as well as one in November. He’d also like to continue to pursue the professional wrestling career that was his bread and butter until he turned to MMA in 2008.

In the meantime, he’ll try to land with a promotion that will keep him busy as Lashley looks to prove he’s more than a wrestler-turned-fighter but has developed legitimate skills and is worthy of consideration as a world-class mixed-martial-artist.

“I think for me right now, it’s more of getting myself ready,” Lashley said. “I think if I’m more comfortable, I’m going to be really ready. I think I’m going to have a better time out there, and I’m not going to be rushing to try and finish really quick. I’ll just take my time, fight, stay out there and display my skills.”

MMAjunkie.com Radio broadcasts Monday-Friday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino’s Race & Sports Book. The show is hosted by “Gorgeous” George Garcia, MMAjunkie.com lead staff reporter John Morgan and producer Brian “Goze” Garcia. For more information or to download past episodes, go to www.mmajunkie.com/radio.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Cheick Kongo interested in fights with Kimbo Slice and Bobby Lashley

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo eyes his next opponent. Fresh off a win over Alexander Volkov last Friday at Bellator 139, Cheick Kongo is already considering his next opponent. The heavy read news >>

8 Must-See MMA Fights in June

  • 28 days ago
  • 14 views

June features six major MMA cards, and we have already seen one of those pass. If UFC Fight Night 68 is any indication, we may be in for a wild ride this month. Ten of the 12 bouts from UFC Fight Nig read news >>

Vitor Belfort will start another run at UFC title

  • 28 days ago
  • 69 views

Vitor Belfort has won 10 out of 13 fights since 2007, and all of his losses were in UFC title fights. Following a first-round TKO loss to middleweight champion Chris Weidman in May, "The Phenom" stil read news >>

Morning Report: Coach Mike Winkeljohn believes 'there's a possibility' Jon Jones never fights again, says Daniel Cormier

  • 28 days ago
  • 528 views

Coach Mike Winkeljohn has never been afraid to tell it like it is. The head trainer at Jackson's MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Winkeljohn hasn't been thrilled with prized pupil and former UFC light read news >>

Bellator 138: Bobby Lashley Predicting Early Knockout Win over James Thompson

  • 28 days ago
  • 5 views

In 2009, Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley was something of an oddity. An unknown commodity fighting for a promotion that, similarly, was trying to figure out its own identity. One part legitimat read news >>

UFC New Orleans main event result recap: Henderson finishes Boetsch early

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

Bloody Elbow recaps the fights from UFC Fight Night 68 on Saturday night in New Orleans,Louisiana. Here, we look at the main event between PRIDE FC star Dan Henderson and Tim Boetsch. On Saturday nig read news >>

UFC New Orleans main card result recap: Poirier, Ortega impress, Soto knocked out

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Bloody Elbow recaps the fights from UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Boetsch Saturday night in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here, we look at the main card bouts, including a fight of the night between Brian read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68: Fights to make for the main carders

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC Fight Night 68 was one of the best cards in recent memory, but where do the main card fighters go from here? Tim B. gives his predictions. It seems like everything is better in New Orleans. The f read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 Attendance and Gate from New Orleans

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson delivered an exciting night of fights on Saturday night, while pulling in a modest crowd. read news >>

Brian Ebersole retires following UFC loss: 'I'm old, everything hurts'

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

Brian Ebersole has retired following his first UFC TKO loss. After 70 fights in 15 years, Brian Ebersole decided to hang it up and retire from professional mixed martial arts. He suffered the first T read news >>