UFC president Dana White spoke about Kurt Angle’s UFC aspirations on Saturday night at the UFC Live 6 post-fight press conference. Kurt Angle has talked up his chances of competing in the UFC for years now – and Dana White made several comments about Angle’s attempts to fight in the UFC. He also called out Angle for his claim that Dana White presented him with an opportunity to fight Kimbo Slice.
Here are some highlights about what Dana White said about Kurt Angle:
Kurt’s Desire To Compete in the UFC: “I like Kurt Angle. He’s a nice guy. I’ve never had any problems with Kurt Angle. Good guy. Kurt Angle was calling me to fight in the UFC. He wanted to fight in the UFC. He wanted to come over here and whatever, especially after Brock got in.”
What Kurt Angle Was Offered: “What I offered him was, I said, ‘Come over here. I’ll put you on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ The season Kimbo Slice was on, I was going to put him on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ He wanted to do it. We worked out a deal, but he didn’t pass the medicals.”
Angle’s claim that UFC Wanted Him To Fight Kimbo Slice: : “That’s it. That’s all I’m saying. I never set up a pay-per-view fight for him. I never told him, ‘You’re fighting Kimbo Slice on pay-per-view.’ Kurt, you’re a good guy, but that’s not true, and that never happened. I thought it would be interesting, and I thought it would be cool, but never once did I say, ‘We’re going to set up a pay-per-view match with you and Kimbo.’ That is not true.”