Batista opens new gym in Florida

Jun 19, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck

Former WWE and World Heavyweight champion Batista opened a new gym in
Tampa along with his business partner Cesar Gracie called Gracie Fighter
Jiu-Jitsu Gym located on North Dale Mabry Highway. “I really just found
peace in here,” Batista told FOX 13 News in Tampa. “I’m a martial arts
practitioner; I want that experience of going through a training camp and
leading up to a pro fight,” he added. “I’m able to do this now, five years
from now I won’t be able to.” The gym will be open to everyone after initial
plans to have it as a private gym was scrapped. “At first it was going to be
a private guy for me to train, but we realized that we had such a great
facility and I felt like this area could use something like this,” Batista
said. And while he has no wrestling in his sight for now, the 42 year old
said that his dream is to become a Cesar Gracie black belt.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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