Strikeforce: “Batista Deal NOT in Place”

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Despite claims to the contrary, Strikeforce spokesperson Mike Afromowitz told MMAJunkie earlier today that a deal has not been signed, despite “numerous reports of the supposed signing popped up this morning after issued a story quoting Bautista as having a deal.”

Inside Pulse Wrestling reported earlier this morning that Batista had confirmed (in a video with TMZ) that a deal was in place. According to reports Afromowitz and MMAJunkie, informal talks have occurred, but “no such deal is imminent”.

Here’s the video in question:

(Sources: Inside Pulse Wrestling, MMAJunkie)

An Inside Pulse "original", SMS is one of the founding members of Inside Pulse and serves as the Chief Marketing Officer on the Executive Board. Smith is a fan of mixed martial arts and runs two sections of IP as Editor in Chief, and Having covered music festivals around the world as well as conducting interviews with top-class professional wrestlers and musicians, he switched gears from music coverage at Radio Exile to MMA after the first The Ultimate Fighter Finale. He resides with his wife in New York City.