Smith wrote:Hopefully we'll get the chance to see in a year or two. Angle is stronger than practically all the UFC fighters and would be by far, THE best wrestler to ever enter the Octagon. The man isn't going to get nervous and he's intelligent enough to know to train so he doesn't gas.
NEWS FLASH! Whatever soap-opera-choreographed-doped-up-"wrestling" show Kurt Angle is on now in no way makes him an actual fighter.
If an actor plays a race car driver in a television show, he is not actually a race car driver. While Kurt was once a world class wrestler, and is probably the best candidate for such a transition, he still is not and has never been a fighter.
I would give any current mma fighter a huge advantage vs. a washed up, roided out, former legitimate athlete turned low-class entertainer.
People moving from fake wrestling to mma is going to do nothing but give young MMA fighters a high profile stepping stone until the fad wears off.
Kurt angle gave up wrestling for acting and body building long ago, too long ago in my estimation for him to ever be a serious MMA contender.