Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

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

Print  
Posted By Message

DCRage

Representin' The MA's

DCRage Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10,684
Career:978-738
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
576
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."

Article

Post #1   10/11/10 2:26:40PM   

mrsmiley

Heavyweight Champ

mrsmiley Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:4,291
Career:1,446-842
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Nutthuggers Suck
Chips:
638


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   

jjeans

Emma Watson Picture Incoming

jjeans Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,082
Career:1,115-670
Joined:Sep 2009
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,238
Batista vs Hershel works for me ^^^^^^

_______________________________________
Never pick against a Russian.

Thiago Silva nuthugger.

Admin of MMA Memes of Facebook. A Roundtable Analyst on The MMA Podcast. Journalist for MMA Mental.

Dirty Blue #DoItForWatson

Post #3   10/11/10 4:18:52PM   

DCRage

Representin' The MA's

DCRage Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10,684
Career:978-738
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
576
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   

emfleek

FA-Q

emfleek Avatar
11
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:18,722
Career:2,245-1,185
Joined:Nov 2007
Camp: The Ringers
Chips:
2,241
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.

_______________________________________
"I'm like the superhero coming in with the anti-bullsh*t." - Nick Diaz

Post #5   10/11/10 4:35:40PM   

Wand_is_GOD

MMA Regular

Wand_is_GOD Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:193
Career:97-61
Joined:Jan 2010
Chips:
6
who is next Triple H ?

Post #6   10/11/10 5:38:09PM   

postman

Heavyweight Champ

postman Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,226
Career:746-420
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,039
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   

Giant_Ochai

BANNED

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:705
Career:433-278
Joined:May 2009
Chips:
60
He's technically not WWE's Dave Bautista anymore.

Post #8   10/11/10 8:56:57PM   

BeeR

MMA Sensei

BeeR Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,302
Career:681-411
Joined:Jun 2009
Chips:
345
batista isnt worth the paper money is printed on

Post #9   10/11/10 8:57:19PM