Rumor Killer On Lashley's Next Fight, Beulah Update, More
By Ryan Clark | March 30, 2009
Last week, we passed along a report from MMAFighting.com that former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley's third Mixed Martial Arts fight would take place on April 25th at Xtreme Fighting Championship's "Regional Conflict" show. We apologize as the news appears to be false, as XFC president John Prisco has issued the following statement to FightLine.com:
"It's come to our attention that a rumor has started circulating that Bobby Lashley will be fighting Marcus Jones at XFC 'Regional Conflict' on Saturday, April 25 – a show featuring the fastest-rising young prospects and top emerging superstars from Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and North Carolina in contender-versus-contender bouts, airing exclusively nationwide on HDNet. That rumor is false, and no such statement was ever issued by the XFC, Bobby Lashley, or Bobby Lashley's manager."
"It is true that the XFC and Bobby Lashley have had numerous conversations, and both parties hope to find a way to work together in the very near future. Bobby has publicly stated his interest in fighting for the XFC, and we can confirm that the interest is mutual. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship.
"The XFC hopes Bobby Lashley – and MMA fans nationwide – enjoy XFC 8 'Regional Conflict' on April 25, as it airs live from the 21 thousand-capacity Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee, exclusively on HDNet. For more information, please visit www.mmaxfc.com."