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KURT ANGLE MAY BE IFL BOUND
Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - by Damon Martin - MMAWeekly.com

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Former Olympian and current professional wrestler Kurt Angle has been a subject of interest for many mixed martial arts promotions of late including the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but it looks as if the Pittsburgh native will likely call the International Fight League home in the near future.

Angle, who currently wrestles in the Total Nonstop Action promotion, has toyed with the idea of transitioning to MMA for the past couple of years. It seems that a deal is in the works that would fit his schedule in terms of balancing fighting with his professional wrestling career.

IFL commissioner Kurt Otto likes the idea of Angle coming into the league. He confirmed to MMAWeekly that contract negotiations are under way.

“I’m psyched. He’s pretty open about it, which is good. We’re in talks. We’re excited about the opportunity.”

While Angle has flirted with a number of organizations, Otto feels confident as to why he may land in the IFL.

“Kurt Angle really wants to come on board. He wants to learn MMA and he wants to come to the IFL specifically because of the team format because he’s used to that.”

"God willing, the IFL and myself can make a deal," Angle told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com recently. "The best fit for me right now as a pro wrestler who [works] about 120 times a year is the IFL."

If Angle does sign with the team oriented league, both sides have committed to giving him the time needed to be sure he is truly prepared for his fighting debut.

No deal has been made official, but it looks like both sides are ready and willing to iron out a workable contract. If Kurt Angle is ready to be an MMA fighter, it only seems a matter of time that it will be with the IFL.

Post #1   10/9/07 4:49:51AM   

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Post #2   10/9/07 6:43:39AM   

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If Angle does sign with the team oriented league, both sides have committed to giving him the time needed to be sure he is truly prepared for his fighting debut.



Giving him the time he needs??? That is stupid. He will not have that many fights left in him. He is already falling apart.

Post #3   10/9/07 8:28:27AM   

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I could see them bringing him in for money's sake, but as far as a career goes... yeah maybe 10 years ago...

Post #4   10/9/07 10:53:35AM   

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Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Post #5   10/9/07 11:26:32AM   

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great for the IFL, kurt angle is a name that a lot of people wanna see fight, i wanna see how he would do. i dont see him being super good at mma just because he is gettin older and he will still be doing TNA stuff but i think he will get some wins

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Im tired of hearing about this dude.. he is going to suck at MMA. i dont that he can hang with the any of IFL light heavies or heavyweights.

Post #7   10/9/07 12:12:57PM   

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Posted by nWo

KURT ANGLE MAY BE IFL BOUND
Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - by Damon Martin - MMAWeekly.com

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Angle, who currently wrestles in the Total Nonstop Action promotion, has toyed with the idea of transitioning to MMA for the past couple of years. It seems that a deal is in the works that would fit his schedule in terms of balancing fighting with his professional wrestling career.




You don't TOY with idea of switching from sports entertainment to MMA. What the hell man!! You ponder on it for a while and then if you think your man enough you do it. And pleeeeaaaaase don't tell me he'll be wrestling at that same time... thats kinda contract breaking if you ask me, IFL should do something about that. I wouldnt want to have my probly highest hyped fighter always fighting at 75% thats just dumb. anyways... everyone seems to be supporting this so go kurt! i guess ...

Post #8   10/9/07 12:48:46PM   

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Angle Fears Brock. Notice he never talks about UFC or Lesnar anymore?

Post #9   10/9/07 1:01:37PM   

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i cant wait for him to hit the referee in the back of the head with a steel chair

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Posted by wapttn

i cant wait for him to hit the referee in the back of the head with a steel chair

+1
LMAO

Post #11   10/9/07 1:57:16PM   

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He might have to wait a while to start his mma career.........gotta deal with his recent dui.....DUMBASS http://www.wpxi.com/sports/14263911/detail.html

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Angle + MMA = (an Angle Migrane)

Post #13   10/9/07 11:57:55PM