In an interview with Sherdog.com, Bobby Lashley stated that he would strongly consider walking away from pro wrestling if he was offered an exclusive deal with Strikeforce. Here is what Lashley had to say:
If it does come to a point where you have to choose, then I’ll have to sit back and talk with my family. I want to fight. TNA is at the understanding where they know my dedication with fighting. If (Strikeforce CEO Scott) Coker comes back and says you have to quit wrestling, then we’ll have to cross that bridge.
TNA offered Lashley a lot of money work a reduced schedule, but they understand that fighting is his top priority.