JR Blog: StrikeForce Event Tonight, Batista/MMA

Nick Paglino

Jim Ross has posted a new blog over at JRsBarBQ.com. Below are some highlights:

"Could Fedor be upset tonight? I supposed any thing is possible but will I be broadcasting on Raw Monday night? Highly Unlikely. Fedor Emelianenko weighed in at 229 Friday for his fight against fellow heavyweight Fabricio Werdum who tipped the Toledos at 239. Strikeforce can ill afford for Fedor to lose or can they?"

"Doing business with the Fedor camp is a well known pain in the backside but not having access to the brand known as ‘Fedor’ wouldn’t be a positive development for Strikeforce at this point in time as many fans feel that Fedor is the best MMA heavyweight in the world. For the record, I am not one of them although I do enjoy watching the Russian fight but felt it was telling when he did not sign with UFC when the lucrative opportunity presented itself."

"I have my doubts that Dave Batista will ever have a MMA fight but obviously that’s simply an opinion. I personally feel Dave’s upside at this stage of his game is to pursue a movie career or heal, rest and go back to WWE. Obviously, a Batista vs. Herschel Walker MMA fight would likely do a decent TV rating for CBS/Showtime simply out of curiosity. I don’t see Batista ever fighting Bobby Lashley either but that too would be a interesting TV attraction but likely would be panned by MMA purists."

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