Lyle Beerbohm has quickly become recognized as one of the worlds top lightweights. With a combined amateur and pro record of 24-0, Lyle feels he has earned his spot as #1 contender in the Strikeforce lightweight division.
David Herbert: There have been a few additions to the LW division recently, and most recently, Jorge Masvidal. What are your thoughts on these new additions to the division, if any?
Lyle Beerbohm: I think they are both great fighters. If I am going to fight someone that is not Melendez it should be one of them. I only want to fight guys in the top 3 in the division.
DH: Josh Thomson has stated before that he feels you are dodging him and other fights. What is your answer to this?
LB: I don't like to get involved in the talk so much but for him to be calling me names is unnecessary. I really don’t like that guy. When I see him we are fighting; plain & simple. I hope to catch him in an elevator or something. He has really made me mad and that doesn’t happen to me. I turned down fights because I was injured and they offered them to me right after my last fight. I will fight them; just give me some time in between fights ya know.
DH: Is Thomson the fight you want next?
LB: I don’t even want to fight him in the cage. I want to fight him in the street where there are no rules. He can come to Spokane and we can do it or I will go to him. It's come to that point.
DH: How many fights are left on your Strikeforce contract?
LB: Man I signed the worst contract ever. I signed it back when I was fighting for Elite XC. I was fresh out of prison and had 2 wins on my pro record, so it seemed like a good idea at the time. My contract got picked up by Strikeforce when Elite XC collapsed, so I am with them for a while.
DH: How about the future?
LB: As far as the future is concerned, the UFC is my goal. That's where I want to be.
DH: You have a documentary coming out soon right?
LB: Yeah, it’s called No Submission. It’s basically a film about my tribes and tribulations; dealing with being a meth addict and being in prison. Anyone who wants to learn more about it can check out the official website, www.nosubmissionfilm.com or the No Submission facebook page/
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