Waiting to make his MMA debut for quite some time now but with unforeseen circumstances standing in his way, Bobby Lashley is now set to make his Mixed Martial Arts debut.
"It's looking like December 13th will be the date." Lashley tells MMANews.com. "We have the contract in hand right now and we are just working out all the details but December 13th will be the date."
Although Lashley could not go into detail about who the promotion is that he would be fighting with until the contract is officially signed, he did give a few details about the show.
"It will be in Miami, FL with one of the bigger MMA promotions there. Not one of the real big organizations like the UFC, EXC, or Strikeforce but it will be held at the American Airlines Arena so I can tell you that if it is being held at a venue like that it will be a big show."
Lashley, who is most recognized for his stint with World Wrestling Entertainment is now ready to test his skill in the confines of the MMA world. He has been training at the American Top Team gym out of Florida where Marcus "Conan" Silveira has taken him under his wing.
"He really has been showing me a lot and working with me on very aspect of the game. He really wants to see me do well. He was one of the first people to evaluate me down there. He liked what he saw and seen a tremendous amount so that is not a bad person to have has a mentor. It's a great place to be with a great group of guys. Everybody is rooting for you to do well down there."
At 6'3 and weighing in at roughly 250lbs, Lashley with his size, speed, and power alone will be a force in the MMA world but with a amateur wrestling background in which he was a champion in as well, and now training at one of the best gyms in the country, the big man feels he is ready to make an impact in the sport.
"I plan on bringing a lot of thunder to this game."
Make sure to check back to MMANews.com tomorrow (Wednesday) for an in depth interview with Lashley.