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Batista -- My MMA Deal Is DEAD!

4/25/2011 4:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ex-WWE superstar Batista WON'T be crushing anyone's face in an MMA ring anytime soon -- because the human freak show says his deal with Strikeforce is officially kaput.042511_batista_still_v2



The 6'6", 290-pounder was lumbering through LAX this weekend when he explained that his deal fell through the cracks when the UFC bought out Strikeforce before they could schedule his first fight.

Batista told our guy he's "real disappointed" with the way things turned out ... adding, "I really had my heart set on Strikeforce."

Bummer.

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ckat    

he's still hott!!

1214 days ago
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ckat    

i'd do you again and again and again!

1214 days ago
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ckat    

he can fight w/ my as$ anytime..

1214 days ago
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Ivan    

Batista belongs in WWE

1214 days ago
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THIN LIZZY    

Ivan, I hope he stays out because he'll turn into the next Scott Hall.

1214 days ago
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Brittany    

This is funny! The REAL truth is that there was never going to be a contract with Strikeforce or any other MMA group as he knew he isn't MMA material. Simple but true.

1214 days ago
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sean    

Batista should do a pay per view MMA bout..vs. Micheal Lohan Sr.

Chaz could take em both out in less than 90 seconds...FACT

1214 days ago
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yoyo    

im sure he knows a little about the ufc game, but the WWE family is were he belongs.

1214 days ago
9.

John    

Batista still thinks MMA is fake, just like WWE

1214 days ago
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Cella    

I don't think he stood a chance in MMA. After all, he got his @$$ whipped by Booker T for Chrissakes.

1214 days ago
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roy    

he was training just like anyone else that goes into MMA. why would it have been less legit because he comes from pro-wrestling? he seemed very disappointed,i feel bad for the guy. it was probably zuffa buying strikeforce that put the stop to the contract. maybe if he takes some lower level fights and shows some stuff zuffa will likely come knocking later.

1214 days ago
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texasknight1    

Sorry Dave it didnt work out..

however.. im very happy it did not work out.. WWE needs you more than ever.. please now re-consider and come back to the wwe..folks still wear your merchandise, folks still think about the music.. return back to glory.. C'mon Dave.. your fans are begging for another run down memory lane..

what i would give for the look on John Cena's face when/if he see's the animal starring back at him saying " i quit but now im back!"

calling you out Batista.. Come out! Come Back...

WWE please bring him back.

may i get a 2nd node from Mr. Money in the bank?

1214 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

Ha, o well...he got his popularity to go down during the last months of WWE and so now he's in the unemployment line..

1214 days ago
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Mary    

He's a nice guy! He talked to me before the show while he was near the ring post waiting.. and damn he still looks so cute

1214 days ago
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Memeface    

Not only were weapons encouraged... they were ALLOWED. And Basketballs don't hold grudges.

1214 days ago
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