Dana White on Kurt Angle: “I was going to put him on The Ultimate Fighter.”

UFC President, Dana White reveals he did indeed offer former WWE champion, Kurt Angle a fight in the octagon, explaining the Olympic gold medalist was offered a spot on the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” but failed to pass the medicals.

Dana White, speaking via MMAJunkie, said:

“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 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.”

“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.”

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