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Former WWE star Dave Bautista slated for Oct. 6 MMA debut

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Former WWE star and longtime MMA enthusiast Dave Bautista is slated for his pro-fighting debut on Oct. 6.

The 43-year-old, perhaps best known as "Batista" during a WWE title reign, will fight New York-based heavyweight Rashid Evans (1-2 as an amateur) at a CES MMA event at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., TMZ today reported.

Back in 2010, Bautista told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he was in talks with Strikeforce about a possible deal. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed negotiations, but a deal was never inked.

The CES MMA event will be televised in some form, according to today's report.

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Post #1   7/13/12 11:00:18AM   

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Against Rashid Evans

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If he wins he will be asked to join the elite ranks of the UFC.

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Hate all you want, I'm interested in this.

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I;m about as interested in this as I would be if Mick Foley was starting an MMA career

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I loved to watch this guy in WWE when I was little lol, Wish him the best of luck in his MMA debut.

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

I loved to watch this guy in WWE when I was little lol, Wish him the best of luck in his MMA debut.



That's who you watched when you were little? Jesus now I feel old...Stone Cold The Rock and NWO is where its at. Not to mention Kane with his mask.

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On a side note, when's stacy keiber making her MMA debut...

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

I loved to watch this guy in WWE when I was little lol, Wish him the best of luck in his MMA debut.



That's who you watched when you were little? Jesus now I feel old...Stone Cold The Rock and NWO is where its at. Not to mention Kane with his mask.



Lol I watched Hulk hogan Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Million dollar man, Hacksaw Jim duggin, Junk yard dog When I was a kid

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I couldn't give a rats ass about Bautista.

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Posted by postman


Posted by Boo_Radley21


Posted by DrivenDavies15

I loved to watch this guy in WWE when I was little lol, Wish him the best of luck in his MMA debut.



That's who you watched when you were little? Jesus now I feel old...Stone Cold The Rock and NWO is where its at. Not to mention Kane with his mask.



Lol I watched Hulk hogan Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Million dollar man, Hacksaw Jim duggin, Junk yard dog When I was a kid

Edit:

I couldn't give a rats ass about Bautista.

Jake the Snake and Ultimate Warrior were my dudes

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WOWWW hes joining the game at such a late age
I wish him luck. Would be cool to see him fight in the UFC once or twice.
Lets hope hes kicked hisold habit of using steel chairs

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Posted by DrivenDavies15

I loved to watch this guy in WWE when I was little lol, Wish him the best of luck in his MMA debut.

I guess I'm team Methuselah then I grew up on Hulk Hogan and Kerry Von Erich.

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Posted by postman


Posted by Boo_Radley21


Posted by DrivenDavies15

I loved to watch this guy in WWE when I was little lol, Wish him the best of luck in his MMA debut.



That's who you watched when you were little? Jesus now I feel old...Stone Cold The Rock and NWO is where its at. Not to mention Kane with his mask.



Lol I watched Hulk hogan Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Million dollar man, Hacksaw Jim duggin, Junk yard dog When I was a kid

Edit:

I couldn't give a rats ass about Bautista.


Pretty sad, what happened to Old Jake.

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intrested in this, he isnt one of those guys who just said i can do this and wants to try it , he has been training for quite a while.

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