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WWE's David Bautista Wants Multi-Fight SF Deal, Early 2011 Debut

WWE's David Bautista Wants Multi-Fight SF Deal, Early 2011 Debut
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Former pro wrestler David Bautista (known as Batista in WWE) is still very much interested in fighting in mixed martial arts. The heavyweight took in this past Saturday's "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II" event in support of MMA mentor Nick Diaz and said that talks with the San Jose, Calif.-based promotion are ongoing, though a deal is "not even close to done." If all goes well, however, Bautista hopes to be in the Strikeforce cage by March 2011. As for fighting in a cage for real, the entertainer said he needs between eight and 10 weeks to prepare for a fight and is ready to begin training full-time in January 2011 after he fulfills his obligations to a pair of movie projects. Other than that, he said, it's about reaching an agreement with Strikeforce on money and the number of fights on his contract. "My thing is I want to do a multi-fight deal," he said. "I want to have a guarantee of at least three fights. I want a tune-up fight, I want a big fight, and I want a pay-per-view fight."

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Post #1   10/11/10 2:26:40PM   

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I say they'll give him a low level fighter for his first fight and build him up.
But I think if they really wanted to make a bang with Batista they should put him up against a guy like Hershal Walker right out of the gate.
Both are green,yet carry enough weight behind their names to generate interest in the fight. .......................Though it may be a snoozefest.

Post #2   10/11/10 2:47:34PM   

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Batista vs Hershel works for me ^^^^^^

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If they can re-sign Lashley that fight seems inevitable, but Lashley's loss doesn't make it that big PPV fight.

Post #4   10/11/10 4:32:32PM   

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I have no desire to see this guy fight. I sure as hell wouldn't want it to occupy a televised slot on a PPV event, either.

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Post #5   10/11/10 4:35:40PM   

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who is next Triple H ?

Post #6   10/11/10 5:38:09PM   

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Damn I heard an interview the other day that said he was only going to focus on Pro Wrestling and not MMA. And that is the way it should be.

Post #7   10/11/10 6:46:37PM   

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He's technically not WWE's Dave Bautista anymore.

Post #8   10/11/10 8:56:57PM   

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batista isnt worth the paper money is printed on

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