Found July 13, 2012 on 5thRound.com:

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Former WWE superstar David Bautista (who fake fought under the name “Batista”) will be making his long-awaited mixed martial arts debut Oct. 6 against Rashid Evans – not to be confused with former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans, of course.

“I’m making my MMA debut Oct 6th live on PPV check it! BOOOOM there’s the announcement. Sorry haters!” Bautista tweeted early Friday morning.

According to TMZ.com, the 43-year-old Bautista will officially enter the world of real fighting for the little known CES MMA League at the Duncan Doughnuts Theater in Providence, RI.

Evans will also be making his pro MMA debut that night. “Smash” posted a 1-2 mark in his amateur career.

Bautista was planning to take his talents to Strikeforce back in June of 2010 to compete in a blockbuster bout against fellow former professional wrestler Bobby Lashley. However, that chatter quickly died after Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker sold his company to Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC.

 

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12 Comments:
  • Hey David, I'm sorry man, but you got to hang it up. Your what, 43yo? Ok, it's a nice "Rocky" movieto see an old timer come up for a final fight but to try and attemt a career in MMA at that age is pretty idiotic. Seems more like your going to endure a career of a few fights where you break a hip or something and are forced to retire due to injury. I'm only going on 40 and I know enough that these days I cannot fight like I did 15 years ago as a young Marine who could take down several shots of Yagger and throw fists with half a dance club. You also need to consider all the years of steroid abuse is going to hit you much harder at your age and the fact that your keeping your current muscle mass going by taking other questionable products.
    Should have done the Hulk Hogan thing and just jumped from one wrestling venue to the next. Maybe even star in a few comercials or maybe even sit back and focus on what lie truly is about and as much fun as all the money fame and woman have been you and everyone else knows thats all just a temporary fix on what the real issues of life have.
  • You're killin' me. "Yagger"?

    You mean Jägermeister?
  • anyone know what the weight is?
  • I agree with iwas1ncthr to a certain degree and that David may think about acting career or go into TV commercials as its much better then breaking some bones and alot funner but if this is what he wants to do then thats his business. I just hope that he makes the right choice,if I were in his shoes.......I would pick acting or TV commercials.
  • Well good luck Dave!!! I think you have a very good chance at winning. You are a great athlete!!! I have followed you for years and you are in great mental and physical shape. Dont let anyone tell you any difference!!! Lots will be cheering for you.
  • Throw fists with half a dance club??? Come on guy, I once took on a whole unit of green berets single handedly an sent' um all home crying,,,lmao!
  • What the hell is a Davie Bautista???
  • Dave the former wwe wrestsler My personal opinion try something else 43 is too old.
  • Yeah he is up there in age, but so what...what dude goes in there and starts wrecking mofo's up? I've seen a lot of "old timers" beat the piss out of young, cocky douchebags who think cuz they wear a tap out shirt that somehow they think they can fight! Basically it doesn't matter what age you are if you can fight then go for it!
  • what if dude goes in there....*
  • A whole unit of Green Berets? Bull #@%@!
  • dave bautista is too old but he had it made in wwe but he wanted to be a little girl and cry about everything because he thought he should be the champion all the time and to be on top so he quit the wwe what a baby
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