During an interview with Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, Lashley spoke about working his way back up the MMA ranks after an unimpressive
"I believe [Strikeforce CEO Scott] Coker said this, he said he doesn't believe that I want it … I have all the respect in the world for Coker, and he may have been right. Maybe I wasn't ready for Strikeforce at the time. …I didn't have everything together and I wasn't training the way I should have."
Lashley also resumed talk about a possible 'dream fight' between himself and former WWE star Dave Batista. Lashley acknowledged that a fight between two former pro wrestlers might turn of some MMA fight fans, but still wants to make the fight happen.
"If we do the fight, let's do winner-take-all. Let's put one purse up there, winner takes all."
"I'd love to fight Dave. I guess that's a super fight and that's a fight for maybe the wrestling fans. I don't know how well the MMA community would take it. I guess they would just sort of shrug their shoulders and say, 'whatever,' but I know it's a fight that a lot of wrestling fans would love to see."
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