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Dave Batista says his MMA deal is dead in the water following Zuffa LLC. buyout of Strikeforce

April 25, 2011 Uncategorized

Former WWE heavyweight champion, Dave Batista has tonight revealed that any hopes of seeing him climb into a mixed martial arts cage in the near future are dead in the water, adding the deal with Strikeforce is kaput.

The muscle bound monster revealed the news earlier today to TMZ.com telling them he’s “real disappointed” with the way things turned out before adding “I really had my heart set on Strikeforce”.

It is thought that the recent buyout of the California based MMA promotion by Zuffa LLC., the parent company of the UFC, put paid to the deal with the former body builder. It is thought the powers that be didn’t want to pay big money to bring in an aging celebrity name with zero MMA experience

By Michael Pepper. (Follow me on Twitter)

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