MMAFanhouse is reporting that Strikeforce and Bobby Lashley have been in talks about the pro-wrestler/mma fighter to join their promotion. The UFC has a slew of former collegiate wrestlers in the form of Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Cain Velasquez, and Randy Couture(although he's a LHW now). It seems as if Strikeforce is trying to follow the UFC blueprint in regards to re-creating a division with little to no depth. Former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier made his successful MMA debut last week winning via tko in the second round. Now it looks as if Strikeforce could be potentially adding another amateur wrestling standout in Lashley. If Lashley does indeed sign with the promotion, the Strikeforce heavyweight roster would look something like this:
That's not a terrible start at all in regards to talent. Here are the questions though.
1. Do any of them have a chance against Fedor Emelianenko?
2. Will Alistair Overeem ever fight in America again?
3. Who should Strikeforce sign to help build up Lashley and Cormier without throwing them to the wolves off tops?