Jason Guida. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Just one day after it was announced that Ken Shamrock would no longer be able to take on fellow former professional wrestler Bobby Lashley at the Roy Jones Jr-promoted “March Badness” boxing and MMA card next weekend due to a positive steroids test in California, it seems that Lashley already has a new opponent.
According to Ariel Helwani of Versus.com, Lashley will now be facing one-time EliteXC and “Ultimate Fighter” veteran Jason Guida at the event:
Versus.com can exclusively report that Jason Guida (17-19) will replace Ken Shamrock as Bobby Lashley’s (1-0) opponent on next weekend’s “March Badness” pay-per-view. Guida, the younger brother of UFC lightweight star Clay Guida, is best known for failing to make weight prior to his qualifying match on the eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The Florida State Boxing Commission is honoring Shamrock’s steroid suspension levied by the California State Athletic Commission earlier this week.
Despite his actions over the last year or so that have brought him down in the eyes of many MMA fans, Guida’s experience presents a whole new challenge for Lashley, who only has one professional fight under his belt so far. It’s a far more compelling matchup (and more dangerous for Lashley) than if he were still to face an aging Shamrock.
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