With Strikeforce remaining steadfast in their march down legitimacy road, the San Jose, California based promotion continues exploring outside the box – yet potentially lucrative – options.
Although the company has made no formal announcement regarding their first pay-per-view broadcast, Strikeforce brass stated during yesterday’s press conference that they are more than interested in featuring a WWE reunion between Bobby Lashley and David Batista in their non-freebie debut.
“That’s not a free television bout. That’s a pay per view fight,” Strikeforce matchmaker Rich Chou told Heavy.com. “You can’t give away everything for free.”
While Lashley owns a perfect 5-0 record against the who’s-who-is-this of mixed martial arts, Batista has yet to set foot inside a professional MMA cage/ring. Furthermore, the overly chiseled Batista has been so focused on learning his new craft that he hasn’t had time to iron out a deal to join Strikeforce.
While both sides continue to negotiate the best contract possible, it hasn’t stopped company CEO Scott Coker from fantasizing about the dream match-up.
“Absolutely. That’s a pay per view fight. I believe we put on some great match-ups for the hardcore fans and the casual fans in general. When you tune in to a Strikeforce fight, you know you’re going to see some great fights,” Coker told the website. “But every once in awhile, when you get a chance to throw in a fight like this one that’s just fun to watch, why not?”