Batista talks MMA, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and his return to WWE | VIDEO

After breaking his back and having surgery, Batista, through his friendship with Nick Diaz, began training in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and even dabbled in mixed martial arts for a time. He actually had one pro fight, defeating Vince Lucero via first round TKO in 2012. Now listen in as “The Animal”, now 45-years-old, talks about his return to the WWE and his desire to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Weekend MMA wrap-up: Batista to make MMA debut, Rousey vs. Kardashian, Damm gets KO’d

We try to bring you as much news and original content as possible each week here at ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com), but let’s face it, especially as MMA continues to grow, we can’t cover every single story every week — there just isn’t enough manpower or time to make that happen. As an MMA fan, here are some of the mixed martial arts news stories from around the web you should know about for the week of July 7-14: