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Kurt Angle Insists He’ll Compete in MMA Next Year

(Sorry, buddy — no dick-tattoo on your chest, no UFC contract.)

Hey, someone’s gotta fill the hole left by Anderson Silva. WWE/TNA vet Kurt Angle — who’s made similar claims in the past — now tells The Sun that he’ll definitely make the move from pro wrestling to MMA next year. And in doing so, he kind of sounds like an idiot. First off…

[W]hen asked which organisation he would be competing for…he added: “It depends on which company gives me the best deal. I’m getting offers from the UFC, Pro Elite XC, Affliction and the IFL.”

Problem 1: The IFL doesn’t exist anymore. Problem 2: Affliction’s Tom Atencio has publicly stated that Angle would be bad for the sport. Problem 3: “Pro Elite XC” is on shaky financial ground at this point, and could just as easily be extinct next year. But hey, the UFC scored big with Brock Lesnar, so maybe Dana White will roll the dice again. Which would work out, because Angle’s already assuming he’ll be fighting in an eight-sided shape:

“I’ve always wanted to do it. I’m the only Olympic gold medallist that will enter the Octagon and it feels right for me. I can almost guarantee you’re going to see me in the Octagon. Obviously I’m going to have to take a few months away from pro wrestling to get ready for that.”

Sure, a few months should cover it. To be honest, this is feeling like a FAIL waiting to happen. Especially because Angle admits that his ultimate goal is to finish out his career at TNA. (“God-willing, I’ll walk away successful and I can come away from MMA saying ‘I did it’ and go back to my professional wrestling routes.”)

Look, one Brock Lesnar is enough for us, thanks. I can only hope that Angle gets all-but-murdered in his first MMA match and goes back to fake-fighting for good.

Related: The AFL — that totally ‘tarded fight league that signed pro wrestler Bobby Lashley to a fight contract — may not be doing so well.

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joedirt- September 29, 2008 at 12:43 am
Lets face it... WWE is not entertaining unless you're a homo sissy who watches soap operas.
But... as annoying as Angle may be... let's tell it like it is... he can fight for real. You don't win a gold without the drive and natural talent. If he takes MMA seriously and prepares properly... he has potential to be very successful.
But I must point out that Brock the cock and Angle 69 each other.
Danny Wuerffel- September 28, 2008 at 11:52 pm
As for drug test mentioned above that Cock Lesnar passed: you believe in the tooth fairy?
The IFBB Mr and Ms Universe bodvbuilding competitions have been using the OLYMPIC tests for over 20 years and they never catch more than 2-3 for each competition (120-150 athletes).

As for Angle, gold medal and world championships and he's a joke?
What do you call Cock then? Or that old fart Couture who started fighting in his late 60's because he was once a substitute on the national team
What makes Cock a better prospect? Size? Big guys dont always win in MMA.
Oh wait, Cock was a NCAA wreslter which means that on technique and experience alone he doesnt even come close to Angle's pedigree. Neither do Couture and all those wrestling guys who never won a thing.

Its like saying you were a good QB in college football (hey Gino Toretta!) when the other guy was league MVP in the NFL.

That said, please not another wrestler to bore us to tears.
DOZERH- September 28, 2008 at 11:33 pm
All you idiots saying angle will fail apparently do know alot about fighting in the octagon. Angle is an elite wrestler, as u all should know wrestling is the most important aspect of mma. I say angle will ride his oppents to death until he gets striking into he arsenal.
Dagnut- September 24, 2008 at 9:37 pm
Lesnar is massive..cause a problem for anyone..angles not even that big..too muscle bound for his size..he's be a small 205er at best if he was at competitive fighting he even 6 foot tall?
Better Than you- September 24, 2008 at 8:58 pm
You should probably not be so disrespectful by calling Wrestling "fake fighting." It may be fake, but scum like you just try to burry a perfectly entertaining product.

Grow up, and learn some respect.
J- September 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Nice , glad to see you guys got some use from my email , next time I'll identify myself better so credit can be given. :)
Participant- September 24, 2008 at 10:50 am
Ya Kurt, you got the gold back when dirt was new and gold was cheap.

Wrestling the chewed-up-gum white collared gals on Pro's VS Joe's has given you the confidence boost needed to take on those MMA chumps. Good luck with that. Your chances are better in a video game. Even in a video game I wouldn't put my money on you. Snap into a slim jim!!!!

P.S. Thanks for the gold, but don't tarnish it with stupid.
NINJA STICK- September 24, 2008 at 10:11 am
I'm an idiot... la la la
NINJA STICK- September 24, 2008 at 6:49 am
tully- September 24, 2008 at 3:21 am
well angle would draw a big audience that is for sure, there is money to be made off of him so someone will probably sign him. i really would like to see him get his ass kicked, i really dont know why, but i would buy a pay per view with him on it just hoping to see him get ruined. September 24, 2008 at 2:03 am
Hey he is not the only Gold Medal winner and he is far from the first. Mark Schultz was the first and if not for his coaching job and a bad injury he would have been the best.
Charles Fuller- September 24, 2008 at 1:40 am
cmon guy...really??????

you arent looking forward to the possibility that kurt wins his first fight by an ankle lock or angle slam? the epicacity would probably make me puke on myself.
tkb- September 24, 2008 at 1:13 am
let him fight sapp or tank
Anonymous- September 24, 2008 at 12:49 am
Angle is so fucking delusional it's not funny. Does he not realize he WON'T be the first olympic gold medalist? Kevin Jackson already fought in the UFC.
riiiiight- September 24, 2008 at 12:22 am
Keep hating on pro wrestlers keyboard warriors,fucking losers.
u know- September 24, 2008 at 12:04 am
i think he might do well, wont be great but he is an amazing wrestler far better than brock. he will need more than a few months to get ready but i think he could have a future.
d0zer- September 23, 2008 at 11:09 pm
I was gonna make a 'roid joke but it looks like you guys all got it covered.
LukeTheDuke- September 23, 2008 at 10:16 pm
Dont know about this one.
Scott Whitt- September 23, 2008 at 9:53 pm
Nice homophobic statement guys.
I find it funny how you all assume he is all juiced up when he is about the same size he was in the Olympics. Of course most UFC fanboys said the same about Brock and he has now passed 3 tests. I know, I know he used masking agents.
This is not Bobby Lashley who competed at 185 in college and now looks like the Michelin man.
I like Kurt but he loves to hear himself talk. It would be an embarrassment to himself for him to train for a couple of months and try to compete n the UFC. While he may have been a great wrestler, he is not the freak of nature that Brock is. Hopefully this is just his quarterly "I want to fight in MMA" statement that he has made for the past 2 years.
Levi- September 23, 2008 at 9:46 pm
That's a picture of two guys that have the potential to compete in national-level MMA. Brock's in the UFC and EliteXC could use Otsuka.
Kaleb- September 23, 2008 at 9:26 pm
NO kurt..
only reason why broc is there now,
is cause hes so big.
so dont try.
cr_trinity- September 23, 2008 at 9:00 pm
Angle vs Liddell might not actually be too bad, seeing as Liddell would most likely look past Angle th same way he did to Jardine and Evans, leading to an interesting match result.

But fan of Angle that I am, I still can't see this going well for him; should have signed with DREAM and go and fight some cans in the Saitama Super Arena.
Earl- September 23, 2008 at 8:22 pm
^edit. Sorry Dr. didn't read your whole post 'til now. You beat me to the punch.
Earl- September 23, 2008 at 8:20 pm
Good grief. How long ago did he win that medal? 12 yrs. now? I remember seeing an ad w/ him hawking OSTRICH JERKY in the old EAS mag right after he won. Hell, let him try it. Sounds like a train wreck looking for a place to happen. "It's true. It's damn true!"
Dr.- September 23, 2008 at 7:53 pm
Nice faggy red underwear highlighting your 'roid-shrunken balls Brock. I guess the penis tattoo wasn't enough, you had to opt for the full-fag body wax, huh?

I'd love to see Angle get in the cage. He and Chuck could finally settle that score, provided Chuck pulls it back together. KO that over-inflated former Olympian from years past that can't let go of the only legit claim he has. That was fucking 12 years ago, Kurt. The medal isn't your ace in the hole when you 'roid it up and go TNA gay on us for so long.