Bobby Lashley will make his Strikeforce debut this Saturday at Strikeforce: Miami. Although it’s been a while sine you saw him last, Lashley promises to be much improved.
“I’m a lot better fighter today than I was [when I fought Guida],” Lashley told Yahoo!Sports of his uneventful win over the MMA veteran. “A lot better. The Bobby Lashley of today would destroy that Bobby Lashley, no question about it. My striking has come a long way, I’ve sharpened up my wrestling and I’m putting everything together a lot better now.”
Lashley out-wrestled Guida to a unanimous decision eight months ago, however has posted two impressive first round finishes since. Because the two scraps only offered him a total of 3 minutes and 41 seconds of cage-time, the heavyweight credits his talented American Top Team gym for shaping much of his improved MMA game.
“We’re all trying to make each other better. When you have holes in your game, those caliber guys will find it and exploit it right away,” Lashley said of his ATT mates. “And as time goes by, it’s clear they’re not finding the holes nearly as often or as easily. It’s a sign to me that I’m making progress.”
Strikeforce: Miami takes place Satruday from the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, FL.