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Ex-NFL star challenges Batista to an MMA fight

Batista has a big match on Sunday at WrestleMania against Triple H but an ex-NFL star wants to fight him in the MMA cage.

Shawne Merriman says he wants to take on Batista in a real-life fight and he’s not joking.

“He looks good, man. I know that people will watch that,” Merriman told TMZ. “I know people wanna see that. If he was down to do it, I would do it in a second. I wouldn’t even question that one.”

So, why is Merriman issuing this challenge all of a sudden? It turns out that he has launched his own MMA promotion, Lights Out Xtreme Fighting. Batista does have an MMA victory under his belt but at 50 years old, it looks like he will be more focused on acting than fighting. I guess never say never, especially if the money is right.

Merriman added, “Hey Batista, if you’re watching this dude, we’re both from the DMV area. I got mad love and respect for you. I know you been around the game a long time, and people wanna see it. Come on. I’ll be ready.”

Check out Merriman’s challenge to Batista in the video below:


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