Update: Batista Still Negotiating MMA Deal With StrikeForce

Nick Paglino

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that former WWE star Batista, real name Dave Bautista, has not signed with Strikeforce as of now, but remains in negotiations and things are said to be going well. Batista reportedly wants his official MMA debut to be either in March or April of 2011, as he is currently filming a movie and wants to resume training with the Cesar Gracie camp once that is done. Scott Coker, the founder and CEO of Strikeforce, remains interested in having Dave make his MMA debut against former WWE star turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley.

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