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Kurt Angle Shoots On Fighting UFC Legends

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 13, 1992) – WCW Main Event

On this day in 1992, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Main Event’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1992’ PPV.

The card can be found below:

– 2 Cold Scorpio vs. George South

– Starrcade 92 Control Center

– Van Hammer vs. Mike Thor

– Cactus Jack vs. Rex Cooper

– Clip – Ric Flair & Sting vs. Terry Funk & The Great Muta (Halloween Havoc 89)

– Clip – Barry Windham/Dustin Rhodes brawl (SN)

– Brian Pillman & Barry Windham vs. Dustin Rhodes & Brad Armstrong

• Kurt Angle Shoots On Fighting UFC Legends

In this flashback article, we take a look at an old shoot interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle, where Angle talks about his MMA training and possibility of fighting UFC Legends like Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture.

Below are the highlights:

Host: You said that you think you’re gonna take Chuck Liddell in an MMA match. Do you still think that?

Kurt: No. I don’t have enough training experience. Chuck Liddell is too polish. He is too good. Plus, I’m gonna turn 40 this year. You know, eight years ago yeah, I would have beaten everybody. I think they know that too. I can still go. I can still go right now and I might end up doing a fight.

Host: You still plan to spar with Randy Couture?

Kurt: Well, that deal is, we had a three month period where both, him and I, were not allowed to talk to any other company and we were supposed to sign a deal. And I guess something happened with Dana and Randy. Randy, I guess did have an extra fight left that he didn’t do or something. So that that pretty much hurt Randy and I.

But yeah, can I compete against Chuck? Yeah. Same with Tito, same with Randy. Are they great fighters? Hell yeah. And I have a lot of respect for them. I would never disrespect them.

I mean I know how much training they did. I know how far ahead they are than me. You can’t just win the gold medal in the Olympics and go on to MMA. It’ll get you far but it’s not going to teach you how to finish a guy off.

You could end up pounding him all day long, but when it comes down to it, you know fans like to see submissions. They like to see knockouts. So you got to be a much well rounded fighter. I’m not stupid. I’m not an idiot. I’ve done about eight months of MMA training in the last two years and I’ve learned quite a bit. So it’s still in my back pocket.

Host: You watch all the pay-per-views?

Kurt: Yeah, I study it because I know someday I might do it just once or twice or three times. So it’s still my trump card. And I’m still capable of fighting.

Now, Am I the same fighter I was 10 years ago? No. I don’t think anybody would be. Even Randy Couture, he’s 44-45 years old I think, 46 maybe. Is he the same fighter that he was 10 years ago? No, but he’s still a damn good fighter. He could beat anybody in the world at his age. So imagine how good he was 10 years ago.

So it’s all perception. I still can fight. There’s no doubt about it. Am I the same fighter I was 10 years ago? No, but I still could fight them. I’m still capable of going up against those guys.

        
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