During a guest appearance on “The Bubba the Love Sponge Show” Friday morning on Sirius Satellite Radio, former Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle intimated that he has signed a contract with an undisclosed MMA promotional company.
Angle would not elaborate on the identity of the company but did say that he will have to go to Nevada and pass a physical in order for the contract to become valid. He stated that “things with his MMA career could pick up in late-2009.”
Bubba pressed Angle for details and expressed a theory that Angle has been signed by the UFC for a possible pay-per-view fight next year against Randy Couture. Angle did not confirm or deny the possibility.
It’s uncertain just how serious Angle is about trying his hand at MMA. He has flirted with the idea of crossing over into MMA in the past but has never followed through. Angle also has broken his neck on multiple occasions and will turn 40 on December 9 so the odds of a successful conversion are not in his favor.
Currently a professional wrestler with TNA, Angle is presently involved in divorced proceedings with wife Karen Angle.