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Rauno 07-13-2012 10:29 AM

Former WWE champ 'Batista' books pro MMA debut against Rashid Evans for Oct. 6 in Pro
 
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"Sorry haters!"

That was the short and sweet tweet from former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Champion Dave Bautista, known as "Batista" inside the squared circle, as he recently booked his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut for Oct. 6, 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island.

That's where the 43-year-old bruiser will face off against Newburgh's Rashid Evans, who also makes his professional fighting debut. "Smash" is 1-2 in amateur competition, having last competed at the Holiday Inn in Foxboro.

From TMZ:

The 43-year-old powerhouse signed with the CES MMA league -- and is all set up to fight on October 6 at the Duncan Doughnuts Theater in Providence, Rhode Island. We're told Batista -- 6'6" and 290 lbs -- will square up against some dude named Rashid Evans ... not to be confused with UFC hurt-maker Rashad Evans. Sources connected to the deal tell us ... the fight WILL be televised ... but it's unclear which provider will broadcast the fight.

Bautista is the owner of the Gracie Fighter Gym in Tampa, Florida, and has trained in combat sports over the past several years. Now, it's finally time to see if he can put his money where his mouth is.

Who's interested?
MMAMania

:thumb02: Should be fun to watch. I hope to god he wins and books a fight with Bobby Lashley to squash the beef.

K R Y 07-13-2012 11:26 AM

Read that as Rashad Evans.

Lost interest after I realised.

americanfighter 07-13-2012 11:34 AM

Who is rashid?

Rauno 07-13-2012 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by americanfighter (Post 1604052)
Who is rashid?

An aspiring soon-to-be MMA fighter with a fortunate name? :thumb02:

xeberus 07-13-2012 12:38 PM

Jumped on this thinking "rashad evans". Although I'm kind of disappointed now, I was gonna drop like 5 grand on rashad to win at any odds :p

Neal 07-13-2012 01:16 PM

Blahtista. I'm interested to see how he does.

SilvaWho67 07-13-2012 01:45 PM

Didn't WWE guys learn they're lesson from Broc Lesnar?
I guess we'll have another sad mma career to look forward too.

cdtcpl 07-13-2012 02:01 PM

Doesn't list if there is a weight class or weight limit. Wonder if he will make the cut to 265 or what.

Purgetheweak 07-13-2012 02:58 PM

43? Wow, he's clearly just running out of money.

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M.C 07-13-2012 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Purgetheweak (Post 1604128)
43? Wow, he's clearly just running out of money.

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Was going to point this out.

At his age, I have 0 interest in this.


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