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    Posted: 21/October/2010 at 14:56
Quote Batista recently spoke about his possible future in MMA, here are the highlights�

On The Deal He Wants: "My thing is I want to do a multi-fight deal," he said. "I want to have a guarantee of at least three fights. I want a tune-up fight, I want a big fight, and I want a pay-per-view fight."

On His Age: "I've always been honest with myself," he said. "I'm not getting any younger, so three fights is all I can commit to. I don't know how I'm going to feel after those three fights. If I'm 42 and I've had three fights, my window of opportunity is not very large."

On The Fights He Wants: "I'd have an easier fight where I could get comfortable in the cage, and then I'd like to go into a big fight with Bobby, and then I'd like to have a large pay-per-view fight."

On Having The Tools To Compete: "I'm not going to come into the ring and start yelling and screaming and attacking guys. I'm going to bring some skill, but also it's going to be with a lot of speed and agility and power behind it. I've got all the tools. I'm 41 years old now, but I can go and train for one or two hours nonstop, and I don't have a problem. The reason I was successful in wrestling is because I stayed in shape nonstop. I have the durability. I just have to put it all together and get the skill. I think I'll be an exciting fighter. I'm either going to win big or lose big."

I can understand the deal he wants. There is no point him risking his health trying something new if he's only guaranteed one fight.
 
He's honest about his age, but that's not to say he won't have more fights if the first three work out.
 
I'm all for him having a warm up fight first before possibly facing Lashley.
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That was a stupid fight. The only reason Batista won is because of the ref's decision. I think it was really, REALLY a lame fight from Batista. I expected more from a guy training in a Gracie type training place. 
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Quote Former WWE Superstar Batista recently did an interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross on his podcast, The Ross Report, to talk about a variety of professional wrestling topics. Here are the highlights:

Not being ready for the push he received in WWE: “There [were] a few people that believed in me and there [were] a few people that just didn’t know what the hell to make of me. And sometimes, I didn’t know what the hell to make of myself. I tell people I got into [pro] wrestling for all the wrong reasons. I was desperate, man. I was going on 30 [years old] and I didn’t have a dime to my name and I just didn’t know what to do with myself. I was somewhat of an athlete and I had somewhat of a look. I had some athletic capability, so I gave it a shot. And then, once I did, I just fell in love with it. I was obsessed with it, but often times, I found myself lost. I didn’t know what to do with myself, who to be. It was a big puzzle I was trying to figure out.

“Even when I moved up in WWE, I wasn’t ready. It took me a long time to figure out things. I just kind of… I just kept putting my best foot forward and kind of tried to show people I was working hard and that I really wanted it, but I was still trying to figure out that puzzle of being very much an introvert and it wasn’t easy. A lot of times, people took me the wrong way, so, no, it definitely wasn’t easy and I have to be the first to say I wasn’t ready.”

Finally coming into his own around WrestleMania 23“It was weird because by the time I came in for my first run with Take, going into WrestleMania 23, I believe it was, I was really starting to come into my own. And I think that match we had at WrestleMania was when I actually felt like I had really come into my own and I could really carry my own weight.

“I didn’t feel like people were carrying me through matches anymore or building me. It was actually that time that I could start to build other guys. That was that time when I felt like the company’s investment in me had paid off, that I was really going to start making some money for them, serious money for them.”

Being upset with WWE that his WrestleMania 23 match with The Undertaker didn’t close out the night: “I was really upset that we weren’t the main event. I just felt like we should have been. We deserved to be. We set some milestones with that and I know with the exchange of title and everything, it was just more significant of a match. And I also just felt like Take deserved that to be the main event and should’ve gone on last.

“So I had a bit of a chip on my shoulder. It was [John] Cena/ Shawn [Michaels], I believe. And I just didn’t.. I felt like we got robbed of that top spot and we should’ve had it. And I felt like our match speaks for itself. I think we had the match of the night. And I just felt like Taker should have been the last thing that people saw that night, so I had a chip on my shoulder and I was a little bent out of shape that we didn’t.

“It was just a special night. It was the first time [Undertaker] held that particular title. And I still feel like we should’ve [closed the show]. Again, I say our match speaks for itself. I believe personally that we stole the show that night. I’ll just kind of leave it at that.”

You can listen to Batista’s interview on The Ross Report by clicking this link here.

 
I haven't got around to listening to part 2 of it yet, but if this is just a taster of how open he was, I can't wait.
 
It would have been a hard decision for management to pick what went on last. You could make a valid case for either match.
 
Never one to be modest or shy either Deacon Batista LOL
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