Dave Bautista: Deal with Strikeforce close to complete, March debut likely

Former WWE Superstar, Dave Batista has revealed that negotiations with Strikeforce over a deal are real close to being completed and that he hopes to make his professional MMA debut in March of next year.

Batista, speaking via DC 101 Radio, said:

“We’re real close. We actually agreed on a number last week and we’re sorting stuff out. We should have a deal real soon. Hopefully I’ll be fighting in March.”

“The grind of professional wrestling, there is nothing is more brutal. I told my mom I wanted to get into fighting. She was scared to death. I said, ‘Mom, the last few years I was an inch away from breaking my neck every night and now you’re worried abut me being punched in the face?’”

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