It looks as if everyone seems to be having enjoyable with Conor McGregor breaking his leg at UFC 264, even WWE legend Kurt Angle.
Angle, who is aware of a factor or two about damaged bones, is retired from skilled wrestling however says he’s in ‘excessive ache’ each day on account of his time within the squared circle.
McGregor broke his tibia and fibula on the finish of the primary spherical with Dustin Poirier final Saturday and is now banned from competing till January 2022 on the earliest.
UFC president Dana White believes McGregor gained’t return till round July 2022, a full 12 months away.
However Angle says ‘massive deal.’
“So…. @TheNotoriousMMA broke his freakin’ ankle this previous weekend,” Angle tweeted. “Huge deal. I break my ankle all the time. I broke my ankle this morning and I’m leaping round proper now!! I even gained a gold medal with a damaged freakin neck too.”
After all, the working joke with Angle is that in his WWE run he would usually say he ‘gained a gold medal with a damaged freakin neck’ and it grew to become his catchphrase – nevertheless it really occurred.
On the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Angle gained a gold medal in freestyle wrestling within the heavyweight division. He additionally gained gold on the World Championships the 12 months prior, additionally in Atlanta.
In the course of the Olympic trials, Angle suffered a extreme neck damage, fracturing two of his cervical vertebrae, herniating two discs, and pulling 4 muscle groups. With the assistance of numbing injections, Angle nonetheless went on to win Olympic gold.
Now, the 52 12 months outdated is retired and watching preventing from afar, however he did contemplate a profession in UFC as soon as upon a time.
UFC president Dana White says it didn’t occur as a result of Angle couldn’t move the medicals.
“I like Kurt Angle. He’s a pleasant man. I’ve by no means had any issues with Kurt Angle, good man. Kurt Angle was calling me to combat within the UFC. He wished to combat within the UFC, and he wished to come back over right here or no matter, particularly after Brock bought in,” White stated.
“What I provided [Angle] was, I stated, right here’s what I’ll do: ‘I’ll put you on The Final Fighter throughout the heavyweight season when Kimbo was on.’ I used to be gonna put him on The Final Fighter. He wished to do it. We labored out a deal, and he didn’t move the medicals.”
Angle doesn’t remorse not doing it, however he says he would have if UFC was larger earlier.
“I consider I’d have been pretty much as good in MMA as I used to be in professional wrestling, however I don’t remorse it,” he stated.
“If the cash was there in MMA once I got here out of the Olympics, I’d have gone into MMA. But it surely wasn’t there till I used to be 4 years into my WWE profession. However I really like professional wrestling, so it wasn’t meant to be for me.”