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Maggie Hendricks

Do you want to see a 41-year-old pro wrestler in MMA?

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TMZ reported that retired WWE wrestler Batista signed with Strikeforce. MMA Junkie reported that Strikeforce said, "Not so fast," and that Batista did not have a signed deal with its promotion.

Whether or not Batista has signed with Strikeforce, do you want to see him in the cage? He's 41 years old, the same age as Chuck Liddell, who much of the MMA world is hoping will retire. Boxer James Toney is moving into MMA at the same age, but he has a good base for MMA in boxing. At his current size – 6-foot-6, 290 pounds – Batista would have to seriously cut down in weight to be a heavyweight.

You may be thinking "What about Brock Lesnar? He switched to MMA success in pro wrestling." I'll remind you that before starting his pro wrestling career, Lesnar was a Division I NCAA champion wrestler for Minnesota, while Batista was a bodybuilder before joining pro wrestling's ranks. Not only that, but Lesnar was 29 when he turned to MMA.

On the other hand, Batista will come in with a fanbase established. He worked the pro-wrestling circuit for 10 years, so his body is familiar with the day-in, day-out stresses of fighting.

What do you think? Do you want to see Batista fight?

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