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    Default Dana doesn't rule out Batista joining UFC one day

    Dana doesn't rule out Batista joining UFC one day

    “How old is Bautista? Is he not in the WWE any more? Why not?” UFC president Dana White asked Fighters Only when the prospect of Bautista’s move into MMA came up during a conversation at the weekend.

    On learning that Bautista is 43 he said, “Hey good for him, man. If he can do it then good for him. I don’t know the guy or anything about him but if he can do it then good for him. Its cool, I think its great if other guys are getting involved in MMA and he wants to give it a shot.”

    Fighters Only asked White several times whether Batista’s age would rule him out of ever being signed to the UFC. White digressed the first two times but answered equivocally on the third repetition.

    “I don’t know. I don’t know. I can’t honestly answer that question. I would have to see what happens,” he said. “When Brock came to me and he was 1-0 and told me he wanted to fight I was like are you f--king crazy dude you’re gonna get killed over here. And the only reason I took him into the UFC was his wrestling background, you know?

    "And its not even about me considering taking him on, its ‘will the athletic commission approve it?’ In the UFC you’re fighting tough guys, real guys, so the athletic commission would have to agree to it too. We always do the right thing and pick guys that we know aren’t gonna get outclassed and hurt really bad…

    “I don’t know, its all speculation. I don’t know what would happen or what he is gonna do in his career. We will see.”
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    Fine, I'll do it for him.

    This will never fucking happen.

    EVER.

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    Stranger things have happened. It seems unlikely, but the bar for the UFC Heavyweight division is pretty low. Big Dave is somewhat athletic & in good physical shape. He's obviously a very powerful man. If he takes training seriously it wouldn't be shocking to see him pick up a few wins and possibly get a chance in the UFC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adambomb View Post
    Stranger things have happened. It seems unlikely, but the bar for the UFC Heavyweight division is pretty low. Big Dave is somewhat athletic & in good physical shape. He's obviously a very powerful man. If he takes training seriously it wouldn't be shocking to see him pick up a few wins and possibly get a chance in the UFC.
    Curious as to how you don't think the HW div. is not the best it has EVER been and who is so terrible that they set the proverbial bar so low. Not saying the entire div. is populated by nothing but world beaters but then what div. is?

    As far as Dave getting in, my thoughts are if ANYone from any background gets enough credible wins and can pass a physical then why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsteven View Post
    Curious as to how you don't think the HW div. is not the best it has EVER been and who is so terrible that they set the proverbial bar so low. Not saying the entire div. is populated by nothing but world beaters but then what div. is?

    As far as Dave getting in, my thoughts are if ANYone from any background gets enough credible wins and can pass a physical then why not?
    The HW division has the lowest standards of any division simply because there are far less heavyweight fighters that exist. There's a reason they've done over a dozen TUF seasons and only two of them have had heavyweights. Even if you just look at the last 6 UFC cards the number of heavyweight fights is a fraction of every other division.

    As for an examples, Jon Olav Einemo hadn't had a fight in over 5 years yet he was given a UFC contract. Granted he was a former BJJ World Champ, but 5 years is a long layoff.

    Christian Morecraft only went 6-0 against journeyman, inexperienced opponents, & downright cans before his UFC debut.

    James McSweeney was 3-4 before he was given a chance on TUF, won at the Finale to bring his record to 4-4, & then got 2 more UFC fights.

    It doesn't take a lot to be given an opportunity at HW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsteven View Post
    As far as Dave getting in, my thoughts are if ANYone from any background gets enough credible wins and can pass a physical then why not?
    No fan of the guy but if he can win fights and look to have some type of future in MMA then there shouldn't be any reason for a promotion not to bring him in. I'm all for people trying both old and new dreams so good luck to him.

    Realistically I don't see it happening. I would see him having at most mild success capping at around the level of the other WWE guy who's name isn't Lesnar.

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    I just hope he doesn't get matched up against Booker T in his UFC debut. I hear Batista can't handle the Harlem Heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    I just hope he doesn't get matched up against Booker T in his UFC debut. I hear Batista can't handle the Harlem Heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    I just hope he doesn't get matched up against Booker T in his UFC debut. I hear Batista can't handle the Harlem Heat.
    I don't think that sucka dug it.

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    Maybe when they allow the coaching staff to throw folding chairs into the octagon.

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