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Kurt Angle Reveals Why MMA Fight With Ken Shamrock Never Happened

WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle recently took to his The Kurt Angle Show podcast, where he discussed why a bout with UFC legend Ken Shamrock under MMA rules never happened. According to Kurt Angle, the bout never happened because he was weak and he had no strength in his upper body.

Kurt Angle said:

“There was no way I was able to do it. I had no strength in my upper body. If you remember my thing with Daniel Puder, I couldn’t do three push-ups at that particular time. Dan caught me in an armbar … I was in trouble, if he would have kept going, if he wouldn’t have pinned himself, I would have ended up breaking my arm.” “I was losing circulation to my arms. So my arms got weaker … and got smaller, and I couldn’t do anything, I couldn’t bench 135 pounds, I was weak, my upper body was so weak.”

Kurt Angle also talked about how he and Shamrock had a conversation about the possible MMA match, but he told the UFC legend that he is in no position to fight right now even though he can still take him down and Shamrock told Angle he won’t take it that easy on him and he will finish him off if he needs to.

Kurt Angle said:

“I said, ‘Listen, I am not in any position to fight right now … Don’t get me wrong, I can still take you down.’” “Ken said, ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take it easy on you,’ and I thought, ‘wait a minute, did we just fix a fight?’ Ken said, ‘Well, I’m not going to take it that easy on you, if I have to finish you off, I’m going to finish you off.’”

You can check out WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle’s full comments at this link. H/T to Wrestling Inc. for transcribing the above quotes.

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