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Strikeforce: Dave Batista vs. Bobby Lashley a Possibility

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15:  Batista poses in the ring during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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Ken BeckettCorrespondent IJune 14, 2016

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.

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