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Yohan Banks Not Approved By FSBC, Will Not Face Lashley

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With only 2 weeks until his Strikeforce debut, Bobby Lashley now finds himself without an opponent for now. His original planned foe, Yohan Banks, was not approved by the Florida State Boxing Commission, saying the decision to decline Banks as an opponent for Lashley was made based on a review of the fighters' records, at which point the commission "determined that the bout was not competitive." No replacement named yet.

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Post #1   1/14/10 5:46:35PM   

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That's strange. Am I missing something here? Neither guy is really any more established than the other...

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Post #2   1/14/10 5:53:38PM   

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thats the most politically correct way to say youd get your ass whooped


good for the FSBC

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Hmm Lashley is still so green, its hard to think of a good replacement who will not potentially over match him.

Maybe someone like Ron Sparks..or Tony Johnson Jr would be good.

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My guess would have to be weight. Experience isn't a huge difference-Lashley is 4-0 in MMA, Banks is 2-1. But Lashley probably has to a bit of a Lesnar-type cut to get to 265, he's probably have 35-40 pounds on Banks, at least.

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Might as well bring in James Toney, perfect opportunity, lol

Post #6   1/14/10 8:25:17PM   

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Remember when Bean/Hunt was denied because Hunt would have too much of a ground advantage? Good times.


On the topic at hand, Warpath tends to be the cure to late replacement HWs.

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lol not competitive enough? thats funny. i havent really heard of this before but its funny and sad. so what about gsp and hardy? they wont let someone who is 4-0 fight someone who is 2-1 but they will let hardy fight gsp? everyone knows gsp is gonna eat hardy like a steak. i honestly dont think that fight is competitive enough. lashley vs good ole ken shamrock??? he was gonna fight kimbo why not lashley lol

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I thought this might happen. Banks is a middleweight carrying 70lbs of fat, not a true heavyweight like Lashley. He's also a boxer, not an MMA fighter, and not even a good boxer at that.

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The Hunt Butterbean one was dumb, this one is still iffy, like Bobby Lashley isn't a superstar here, I mean they let Cro Cop face Eddie Sanchez...

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Another article I read suggests inactivity. Banks apparently hasn't fought in MMA since September 2008-he's mainly done boxing since (2-3-3 record).

Post #11   1/15/10 8:48:15AM