"If I'm going to fight, I need to fight. I need to stay active. I need to do something big now. If not, I need to hang it up and just do stuff with my gym. I'm fighting this fight, and I think I have two in August that were offered to me. Hopefully if I don't get hurt, I can stay active and just keep going... Hopefully I can show these guys that I can be in one of these major promotions and be a threat there...But until I feel that way I'm going to keep taking these fights outside those promotions and keep getting better. If I can do that, I can really rattle some off. If I can feel comfortable in these next few fights, I'd like to do something big."
-- Former WWE superstar turned mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Bobby Lashley (8-2) tells Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie that now is the time for him to make a big move in the sport. "The Dominator" turned professional in 2008; however, his career has been riddled with an inconsistent fight schedule along with a couple of underwhelming defeats. With 10 fights of experience under his belt and a bout against Matt Larson (2-2) scheduled for Saturday night (June 29, 2013) under the GWC banner, Lashley feels he is finally ready to commit entirely to the sport and see how far up the ladder he can climb. While the 36-year-old hasn't stated he wants to be in a major promotion like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Bellator MMA or World Series of Fighting (WSOF), his attitude and recent comments prove getting to the top level of the sport is a goal that he would like to complete.