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Bobby Lashley vs. David Batista “Absolutely” a Strikeforce Pay-Per-View Fight

Written by Tom Ngo
July 14th, 2010

Strikeforce Heavyweight Bobby Lashley

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?”

Indeed …

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