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Batista -- I'm Fighting for REAL Now!

6/21/2010 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

He's a former six-time WWE heavyweight wrestling champion of the world -- but this weekend Batista finally confirmed that he's now fighting for real ...  for an MMA company called Strikeforce.

 

The 6'5", 290 pound behemoth was out in Hollywood this weekend -- where he told our camera guy about the move ... and hinted that he already has his first fight lined up.

The 40-something-year-old recently left WWE after his contract expired ... and there had been rumors floating around that he wanted to get into Mixed Martial Arts fighting. 

Now, with the rumors confirmed, we gotta ask ... 

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hahahaha    

he may be all muscles but doesnt mean it will make him a good fighter it takes skill. at his age unlikely he can be successful.

1583 days ago
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Quiet    

Batisita !!!!



Beautiful Man Body !!!!!!!

1583 days ago
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Dallas    

Gawd, he is so sexy!

1583 days ago
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IridiumKEP    

The dude is a beast. I think he would do well but time is not on his side. he would have to drop to 265 lbs to make it or they would have to come up with a super heavy weight weight class. Big dudes like him can bring the pain but once it goes past the middle of the 2nd round they usually get gassed and loose a lot of power because they have to oxygenate all that muscle mass and big pudgy fat guys usually knock them out. I hope the best for him because he is bad ass. If he can work on endurance he will definitely be someone to watch in the ring.

1583 days ago
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Ernie    

Hey Batista you better talk to Brock and find out all the in's and out's this in like the WWE where everything is scripet. Those guys in the MMA mean business there in there and they play for keeps. You are 40 years old you're too old. Those guys are looking for new meat and they are going to be licking their chops on you. Brock proved himself and he is feared you, your going to be a joke, you better have a good health plan because your going to need it. The people who run the MMA are not like Vince McMann you don't produce your gone. You'll be back at the WWE in six month.

1583 days ago
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Jason    

1. He was always hurt "fake wrestling"



2. He got his ass whooped by a guy 50-60...lbs lighter than him on the road one night (Booker T)



Ill be surprised if he ever gets in the octogan.

1583 days ago
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Mike    

Too old and untrained. See: Kimbo Slice.

1583 days ago
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EvWill    

This is ridiculous. Without any real life wrestling or fighting background, Batista is just too old to get into the MMA game and expect to be a major player. Unless Strikeforce wants to throw its own credibility away, it should shoot down this nonsense.

1583 days ago
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electriczipper    

I used to kick this guys ass every day and make him cry for mama...
hmm I think I may have forgot to mention it was in the 3rd grade

1583 days ago
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reutersexposed    

Realistically, he doesn't stand a chance. Neither does Reutersexposed.com

1583 days ago
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awards    

My granny could kick his ass!

1583 days ago
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michrick    

oh man... the epitome of sexy. god. Ugh. SOOO hot. I need a minute.

1583 days ago
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laughingmyassoff    

He is pulling a Brock Lesner. Couldn't cut it in the WWE/WWF, so now he is going to try MMA or UFC? That is a FAIL there.

1583 days ago
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laughingmyassoff    

Should go back to what he did best... porn.

1583 days ago
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daniel    

All I'm reading here is Brock this, Brock that. These are two VERY different people, yes Batistas age is a factor, but would you climb in there with him? HE IS THE ANIMAL, you don't get a name like that for picking cherries. Even if he only fights a couple times, says a lot more than you've ever done.

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