Bobby Lashley Thinks MMA Fight With AEW's Jake Hager ‘Would Be Cool’
“It’s not one of those things that I want to call him out, but it would be a cool fight, and definitely entertaining.”
Bobby Lashley is on top of the world. The current reigning WWE Champion has been booked as one of the most dominant forces in pro wrestling, but part of him still has the itch to fight MMA, and if he could he’d like to fight AEW’s Jake Hager.
In an interview on the Battleground Podcast, Lashley said the following:
“I’m a fighter. When it comes to doing something like that, yes, I do want another fight. Yes, I would like to fight more. I’m never one of those guys that call out, I don’t want to see the headlines that say, ‘Oh, Bobby Lashley calls out so and so’, because that’s not what it is. I think Hager, I think he’s doing great. I think he’s moving up. He almost got the Fedor fight. I think he was politicking for that for a while, but a fight with him is something that would be cool, and I would definitely do it. I would probably fight anybody if I went back to fighting, so I’m not saying it’s one particular person I’m looking for. Wrestling fans would love to see one wrestler fight another wrestler, and I think he’s probably the only one that’s fighting right now that’s an option. It’s not one of those things that I want to call him out, but it would be a cool fight, and definitely entertaining.”
Both men are distinguished amateur wrestlers, and have decent MMA records. Lashley holds a 15-2 record in MMA, last fighting for Bellator in 2016. Hager has a record of 3-0-1, last fighting at Bellator 250 in October 2020.