Bobby Lashley (10-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) is in full preparation mode for his fight that takes place at Bellator 123 on September 5th. Lashley stated in a recent interview that he wish he never signed with Strikeforce. He fought for that promotion in 2010 where he went 1-1 in two fights and then left the promotion.

“I didn’t have to (sign with Strikeforce), and I wish I didn’t do it. I don’t think there are too many fighters who started their career and went straight to a major promotion like I did. It’s a double-edged sword. Me, coming from a wrestling background, of course everyone wants to throw me up there because – the promoters were like, ‘If we’re going to pay you more, you’ve got to fight on a bigger stage so we can get something out of you.'”

Bobby Lashley takes on Josh Burns in his Bellator debut.

Bellator 123 goes down this Friday night (9/5) on Spike TV & MMA Convert will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on main event is main event is between featherweight champion Pat Curran and Patricio Freire, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal meets Dustin Jacoby, Cheick Kongo squares off with Lavar Johnson and Bobby Lashley faces Josh Burns.. The event airs from the Connecticut. The show starts with Scott Cleve vs. Matt Bessette at 7:00 p.m. ET on The real fights with the main card at 9 p.m. ET with Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson on Spike TV. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.