Strikeforce: Dave Batista vs. Bobby Lashley a Possibility

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Strikeforce: Dave Batista vs. Bobby Lashley a Possibility
Gaye Gerard/Getty Images

While Strikeforce and former WWE superstar Dave Batista have yet to reach an agreement on a contract, talks are beginning to take place regarding Batista's first opponent.

According to the Wrestling Observer , Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has confirmed interest in a potential Bobby Lashley vs. Dave Batista fight. He believes that if he can get the two to fight on CBS, combined with a solid main-event, his company could draw huge ratings.

There are a few major issues holding up a battle of the former WWE superstars.

As mentioned, Batista and Strikeforce have yet to come to terms on a contract. According to sources, they are still far apart on money.

While Batista has expressed interest in fighting Lashley, he would like a few fights under his belt before taking on the 5-0 Strikeforce heavyweight. Batista is working with a boxing, wrestling, and Jiu Jitsu coach, and feels that with a few fights and some time, he could give Lashley a run for his money.

The final issue is that Bobby Lashley is still recovering from a knee injury. The injury has kept Lashley sidelined for the past two months, as he was forced to miss Strikeforce's event in LA. It is believed that the injury is not healing as quickly as Lashley would like and there is no timetable for his return.

For up-to-the-minute MMA news, stats, and updates, be sure to follow Ken Beckett on Twitter @KenBeckett

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

MMA

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.