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Batista -- My MMA Deal Is DEAD!

4/25/2011 4:00 PM PDT

Batista -- My MMA Deal Is DEAD!

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.

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."


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