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Kurt Angle is an Olympic gold medalist and could have been a legit title contender in the UFC but in 96 when Angle decided to pursue pro wrestling the UFC was not as established as it is now. In a recent interview with PW247radio.com Angle talks about his experience with Dana White and the UFC.
I’ve had a lot of talks with Dana White. While he’s denied the offers, Dana and I respect each other enough for us not to say exactly what was offered. The thing was, he wanted me to be ready in a short time and I couldn’t do that. I wanted months, he wanted weeks. We’re good friends and I hope he has great success. But you know what, he’s said some negative things about me in the press. I still love him to death. I did pass his physical, meaning I was ready for competition, but he wanted me to be ready in four to six weeks and I couldn’t do that. It’s impossible. There’s also the fact that I’m signed with TNA and Dana didn’t want anyone fighting for him and wrestling at the same time. So Dana White, God bless you. Whatever you say, I’ll respect that because I know you wanted me to fight for you and wanted me to be your guy.
According to Dana White Angle couldn’t pass a physical and would’ve competed on TUF 10 with Kimbo Slice and Roy Nelson.