Lashley-Jones Not Set for XFC 8 After All


Bobby Lashley. Photo courtesy of American Top Team.

Various reports circulated last week stating that former professional wrestler turned mixed martial artist Bobby Lashley would compete in his third professional bout against Marcus Jones at XFC 8: “Regional Conflict” on April 25 in Nashville, Tennessee. It turns out that those reports are false.

From a press release sent out by the XFC today:

It’s come to our attention that a rumor has started circulating that Bobby Lashley will be fighting Marcus Jones at XFC 8: ‘Regional Conflict’ on Saturday, April 25 – a show featuring the fastest-rising young prospects and top emerging superstars from Tennessee, Florida, Kentucky and North Carolina in contender-versus-contender bouts, airing exclusively nationwide on HDNet. That rumor is false, and no such statement was ever issued by the XFC, Bobby Lashley, or Bobby Lashley’s manager.

“It is true that the XFC and Bobby Lashley have had numerous conversations, and both parties hope to find a way to work together in the very near future. Bobby has publicly stated his interest in fighting for the XFC, and we can confirm that the interest is mutual. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship.

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