Former WWE superstar and current mixed martial arts phenom Bobby Lashley is preparing himself for battle against a man that outweighs him by a minimum of eighty pounds. It’s hard to imagine considering that Lashley himself is far from a growing boy at a chiseled 250 pounds.
Lashley will collide with K-1 powerhouse Bob Sapp in the main event of “Ultimate Chaos” which is scheduled to take place at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The bout between the two has been dubbed as “The Battle of the Giants” by none other than Lashley himself in a press release issued earlier this afternoon.
“Most heavyweights (in MMA) weigh 230-240 and that’s the size of guys I’ve fought,” Lashley was quoted as saying in the release. “But I’m fighting a huge opponent in this coming fight. This guy must have weighed 370 at the press conference. Even if he gets down to 340, he’ll still outweighs me by around 85 pounds. Sapp’s really aggressive and I know he’s going to come out hard. He won’t be able to go through me, though. He’s strong but his weakness is in the gas tank, even though I know he’s training hard for this fight. It’s going to be a good fight.
“We liked this fight when it was first offered. When I fight there’s always been a ‘but’ after it. It was a good fight but …….fill in the blank. Well, I’m fighting a bigger guy who’s popular overseas. I don’t think this fight will go long. It certainly won’t be a long, drawn-out fight. There will be a lot of heavy blows, lots of banging – ‘Battle of the Giants!’ I’m training right now back home in Colorado. I like working in the altitude but I’ll probably make a brief trip to train (with the American Top Team) in Florida where there are a lot of big guys at our fight club. I may have to stack three guys up (to simulate Sapp, Bobby jokingly said). I have some big guys here I’m training with. They not be quite as big as Sapp, but they’re big, very strong and have heavy hands like Bob.”
Also expected for the card is a heavyweight slugfest between Gilbert Yvel and Pedro Rizzo with notable talent such as Chris Horodecki, Din Thomas and Affliction VP Tom Atencio rounding out the star studded card.
A full list of bouts expected for the event are listed below:
Bobby Lashley vs. Bob Sapp
Gilbert Yvel vs. Pedro Rizzo
Din Thomas vs. Javier Vazquez
Chris Horodecki vs. William Sriyapai
Tom Atencio vs. Randy Hedderick
Brett Cooper vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf
Danny Abbadi vs. Lance Thompson
Colby McMahan vs. James Orso
Eric Bradley vs. Colin McKee
Drew Wallace vs. Eric Graham
Greg Maher vs. Wes Shivers
Mark Kergosien vs. Shawn Hayes
Shilo Pisarich vs. Jonathon Mackles
Weldon Galle vs. Trent Billiot
Jacob Leckich vs. Jim McLemore