Bobby Lashley is finally ready to return to the cage. Sitting on the sidelines since March, Lashley signed a three-year deal with Shark Fights last month. Now he has his first opponent, Ultimate Fighter 10 competitor Darrill Schoonover, who might be best known to MMA fans as “Titties” a nickname given to him by Quinton Jackson on the reality show due to his man boobs. The bout is scheduled to go down on November 11.
Lashley revealed the news in an interview with MMAFighting.com.
The former pro wrestler is still spending time in a wrestling ring, having wrestled earlier this year in Japan and planning on wrestling a match in Canada later this year. The last time he was in a MMA cage, he picked up an uninspiring decision over natural middleweight John Ott. Prior to that bout, Lashley suffered his first MMA loss to Chad Griggs when he was unable to continue after the second round. He holds victories over Bob Sapp and another TUF 10 alum, Wes Sims.
Schoonover is coming off a victory over Adam Padilla in July, winning by TKO in the first round. He was released from the UFC following a loss to James McSweeney at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale and went on to lose three more fights before the victory against Padilla.
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