Bobby Lashley comments on his success at Bellator 162
Lashley posted the following on Facebook:
Here we go…. First of all I’m happy for the win last night but I must say this was different from any fight I’ve had. Most Fighters know that a fight is mainly a mental battle and this one was just that for me. My training camp was not the best I’ve had for several reasons. I didn’t have the time, the resources, or support I needed for a real solid camp so my focus was shifted. I went into my fight last night with the mind frame of not wanting to let down the several people who have supported, dedicated their time and believed in my wacko ass. I’m able to to keep moving because of the amazing people I’ve brought into my life and I’m truly thankful. Fareed Rafeeq Samad jumped on a plane and came from from Vegas to get my hands ready during my super busy schedule. Josh Barnett traveled from Cali to back and support me leading to my fight and cornered me for my fight. Kevin Ray Sears Jr. Came to me for sparring rounds whenever I needed, to helped prep me. Marc Montoya always found time to get me in on some ninja work👊🏾. My ace Joy Maeva Chenot has been a blessing in my life by helping with my kiddos while I trained and traveled. Kelly Bailey Simmons helped tremendously by keeping me fueled with her amazing food. Dixie Carter gave me the opportunity to fight and continue my passion of pro wrestling. Lee Garner took control of the gym and took the stress of starting a new business off my back and mind. Loren Landow & Eric kept my old rickety body moving like a athletic machine. Todd Drespling for keeping sharp on the road with some mitt work. My list could go on forever but I’ve said this a million times and I’ll say it again “I’ve been fortunate to accomplish some rather large things in my life because the people with whom I’ve choose to surround myself, and I am truly thankful.” Alexander Huddleston, Youssef Zalal, Lana Battagello, Julian Gregorio, Ethan Day, Ethan Snow, Alvin Robinson Nutrabolics thank you all🙏🏾
Bellator 162 result from Memphis, TN:
Bobby Lashley (15-2) continued to live up to his nickname of “The Dominator” as he tossed his opponent, Josh Appelt (12-6) to the mat at will. Throughout the first round, Lashley jockeyed for position as he rained down punches while trying to lock in a submission in front of his friend from his days as a WWE Superstar, Jerry “The King” Lawler, who watched from his cage side seat. Appelt landed a couple strikes to start the second frame before being slammed to the mat and ultimately submitted with a one-armed rear-naked choke at 1:43 of Round 2.