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David “Batista” Bautista is Ready to be on MMA

Written on October 12, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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David Bautista is more than ready to enter the Strikeforce cage. Under the training of Nick Diaz, he might be excited to join the league of MMA. Though there are no deals to be confirmed yet, he might meet former WWE pro Bobby Lashley inside the octagon.

Former professional wrestler, , is very much into . The heavyweight pro was present last Saturday in “: vs. Noons II”. He gave his support to MMA mentor Nick . Though he noted that the deal is “not even close to done.” Hopefully, if everything runs smoothly, we will see in the cage by March 2011.

Batista left last May and shifting his focus on acting and MMA. Last June, he met Strikeforce executives for a possible deal on the octagon. He immediately began training with Nick Diaz and Cesar Gracie.

He said that he needs atleast 8 to 10 weeks to prepare for the real fight. He is ready for a full time training on January 2011. After fulfilling his obligations on two movie projects.

“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. I’ve always been honest with myself,” he said. “I’m not getting any younger, so three fights is all I can commit to. I don’t know how I’m going to feel after those three fights. If I’m 42 and I’ve had three fights, my window of opportunity is not very large.”

Scott said that there were two sides in active discussions. also noted that Batista’s first fight will be against his fellow wrestler Bobby .

“I’d have an easier fight where I could get comfortable in the cage, and then I’d like to go into a big fight with Bobby, and then I’d like to have a large pay-per-view fight,” he said.

Batista and Lashley fought in previous WWE fights but stopped since they are really good fighters.

“I think we made magic in the ring together, We’re very similar athletes. I think that I’ll be a much better standup fighter, and I think with Cesar’s guidance, I’d dominate him on the ground. I think I’ll be a much more well-rounded fighter than Bobby.I’m not going to come into the ring and start yelling and screaming and attacking guys. I’m going to bring some skill, but also it’s going to be with a lot of speed and agility and power behind it. I’ve got all the tools. I’m 41 years old now, but I can go and train for one or two hours nonstop, and I don’t have a problem. The reason I was successful in wrestling is because I stayed in shape nonstop. I have the durability. I just have to put it all together and get the skill. I think I’ll be an exciting fighter. I’m either going to win big or lose big.” Batista said.

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