Would Bobby Lashley Be a Better Fighter Than Brock Lesnar in the UFC?

Thomas YungContributor IJune 30, 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 11:  Wrestler Brock Lesnar attends a press conference to promote Wrestlemania XX at Planet Hollywood March 11, 2004 in New York City.  (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

In terms of fighters who are able to headline a main event, the UFC is fairly weak in the Heavyweight Division.  


Brock Lesnar on a fight card will always draw big numbers and Randy Couture, the 46-year-old Hall of Famer, will also draw a big crowd whoever he goes up against. But that is about it. 


Bobby Lashley, if he is to join the UFC, is also more than capable of headlining a UFC main event.


Lashley vs. Lesnar, Lashley vs. Mir, or even Lashley vs. Kimbo Slice (if Slice can win a UFC contract on TUF 10) would be enough to get the fans intrigued.


Dana White, the president of the UFC, continues to play down the possibility of Lashley joining the UFC in the future.


White said that just because Brock Lesnar made the successful transition from professional wresting to mixed martial arts does not imply that other wrestlers are able to do it.


I have no doubt about the ability of Lashley making a successful run at going up against the UFC heavyweights. Lashley had always been a tireless worker, even back in his WWE days.


For the Bob Sapp fight which Lashley won in the first round, he was training with fighters such as Nate Marquardt and other 350-pound fighters.


It is inevitable that Bobby Lashley will be joining the UFC in the future, because it makes good business sense while Lashley enjoys a bigger audience for his fights.


Dana White knows how to generate big bucks from MMA. There is no reason Bobby Lashley cannot fight on the biggest stage in the UFC.


If White can integrate Brock Lesnar into the UFC successfully, Bobby Lashley should be able to make an even more successful run, since he is already doing fairly well on his own staying undefeated.


If Lashley gets a chance like Brock did in the UFC, things will get a lot more interesting in the heavyweight division.