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Old 06-19-2007, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dana White: I’ve Talked to Kurt Angle, But He’d Get “Destroyed” in MMA
Posted by UFC Junkie on June 19, 2007 at 1:18 pm ET
Dana White recently confirmed that he’s again opened discussions with 1996 Olympic gold medalist and WWE/TNA “professional wrestler” Kurt Angle about a possible mixed-martial-arts debut with the UFC. However, White says that Angle would get “destroyed” in the UFC if he doesn’t start working on his MMA skills.

At a press conference that followed Saturday’s UFC 72 event in Belfast, Ireland, White confirmed his ongoing discussions with Angle but flatly denied he’s had similar talks with fellow wrestler Brock Lesnar, who debuted and beat Min Soo Kim into submission at a June 2 K-1/EliteXC show. (Lesnar earned $500,000 for the fight, so it’s obvious Angle has a financial interest in making his own MMA debut.)

While White says that he “likes” and “respects” Angle, he feels that the 39-year-old wouldn’t stand a chance in the UFC if he jumps right into competition.

White says:

“I think he needs to work on his MMA. He’ll get destroyed by any of these guys. He’s a nice guy… I like him, but I’ll tell it like it is. I think he’s going to get destroyed if he comes in and fights with the UFC. Because he’s a gold medal wrestler, I respect him for that, but… you just don’t jump from the WWE to MMA.“

Rumors of Angle’s possible transition into the UFC first surfaced in February. A few weeks later, though, White said that Angle wasn’t serious about fighting and was too “busted up” to survive the rigors of the sport. White even said he offered Angle a contract in which he’d spend a year training with current UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and other UFC fighters to prepare for his debut.

However, White said Angle turned down the offer.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm surprised he'd be talking to Angle over Brock Lesnar.

Angle is really beat up and battered after his 7 or 8 year in professional wrestling, actually he broke his neck prior to WWE.

Angle is an intense character, he's just like his "olympic Hero" character he protrays. I'd be interested in seeing him, but would agree, we'd get destroyed if he hasn't gooten a good yr of training. His pride is probably getting in the way of that.

Now Brock, if he can cut to 265 (which I think he did for K1 Hero's) would be a prospect to see in the UFC.
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I don't buy that UFC isn't interested in Brock Lesnar. They're not stupid.
Agreed, he must be keeping that quiet...I couldn't see him not interested in Brock.
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Dana always speaks his mind, that's one of the reasons why I respect him as a spokesman for the sport. I don't always agree with what he has to say, but on this issue, I do.

The fact is, Kurt Angle is all talk and no walk. He's talked sh*t about Chuck, about Tito and about Randy in his interviews but, let's face it, Kurt isn't an athlete anymore.

Kurt use to be one of the best athletes in the world, but the chances that he could adjust to MMA at his age and with the amount of conditioning that he's definitely lost from switching from a combat sport to what is more or less high-performan bodybuilding (that's not a compliment) are not very good.

Let's face it. For Kurt Angle to learn the fundamentals of Muay Thai and BJJ is one thing, but for him to jump in to the level of competition that he's talking about is borderline retarded.

Lesnar did the whole thing right. He trained with Royce Gracie and worked heavily on the part of his game that he knew he would use alot: his ground game. He learned submissions and submission defense and he learned enough striking so that he could hold his own against another grappler. He also spent alot of time working on his athleticism, which he had actually maintained during his wrestling career (something I don't think Angle has done quite as diligently).

Lesnar also didn't come in saying that he was going to beat the hell out of a world champion. At least he had the decency to start at the bottom of the ladder (even if it was the most anticipated MMA debut since Couture came over from collegiate wrestling). Lesnar fought a bottom of the barrell guy like Kim and even though he destroyed him, he started where he should.

We also have to remember that there have been guys who are bigger and stronger than Angle who didn't try and adjust to the sport, and those guys were good when you could be one dimensional in this sport, but their careers fell apart as soon as they started fighting well rounded fighters. I'm talking about Mark Kerr, who was a helluva lot bigger than Angle and actually had some striking skills.

Angle is garbage and I have no idea why we're still talking about him.
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Simple $$$ Angle equals money, imagaine all the pro wrestling fans heard he was going to be fighting Chuck or Randy on a UFC PPV their fingers would break from trying to order the event as fast as a possible. I have a guy at work and back when I was in wrestling we use to talk about it all the time, well he knows squat about MMA but guess what he bought....thats right the K-1 with Brock. Angle has a loyal and rapid fan base that Dana knows would make him a lot of money. Not to mention maybe Brock and Kurt speak every once in a blue moon, it might entice Brock to come over too.
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I agree, I don't think the fans are that interested in seeing him. The money would be way better sent on Fedor
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Kurt isn't an athlete anymore.

Kurt use to be one of the best athletes in the world, but the chances that he could adjust to MMA at his age and with the amount of conditioning that he's definitely lost from switching from a combat sport to what is more or less high-performan bodybuilding (that's not a compliment) are not very good.
I'll never understand this bias. Age and injuries are problems for Angle, but conditioning, no way.
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I agree, I don't think the fans are that interested in seeing him. The money would be way better sent on Fedor
I think you misunderstood me. UFC is definitely interested in Lesnar (they might wait a few more fights, though, before they start talking to him), regardless of what Dana White says.
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While I agree that the top of the heap at LHW and HW would beat Angle. I have no doubt that he could be succesful in MMA. Dana is right to want him to train first. It seems like all Angle wants is the payday, like he justs wants to jump in against Chuck or Tito with little or no training. And coming in like that Rampage, Chuck, Tito, Rashad would all beat him.
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