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Old 09-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Talking Kurt Angle Added To WSOF 1's Broadcast Team With Rutten And Schiavello


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Some familiar names will call the action for the debut World Series of Fighting event.

Company officials confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that MMA legend Bas Rutten, veteran combat-sports broadcaster Michael Schiavello, and Olympic gold medalist/pro wrestler Kurt Angle have been selected for the broadcast team.

WSOF 1 takes place Nov. 3 and airs live on NBC Sports Network.

The event, which takes place at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, features former WEC champion and recent UFC competitor Miguel Torres in the headliner against an undetermined opponent. Big-show vets Josh Burkman, Gerald Harris, Bobby Lashley, Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante, John Gunderson and others have already been announced for the still-developing card.

WSOF, an upstart organization owned by advertising and marketing mogul Sig Rogich and run by kickboxing/MMA vet Ray Sefo, has signed a one-year deal with NBC Sports Network, which previously was named Versus. Officials said they plan to air eight to 10 WSOF shows on the cable station, which also previously aired WEC and UFC events before its name change.

Rutten, a former UFC champ and current host of AXS TV's "Inside MMA," has broadcast for many organizations, including PRIDE and DREAM.

Schiavello, meanwhile, travels across the globe to call fights for organizations such as XFC, MFC, DREAM, K-1, KOTC, BAMMA and others. He also hosts "The Voice Versus," an interview-driven show on AXS TV.

Angle, perhaps best known for his pro-wrestling and acting careers, had long hinted at a possible move to MMA, but the Olympic gold medalist never made a debut. However, UFC President Dana White admitted he offered Angle a spot on "The Ultimate Fighter 10" in 2010, though he couldn't get medical clearance.

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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I fully expect WSOF to implement Zst style Tag Team MMA fights now. Kurt Angle is well versed in tag team fights.

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #3
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Say what you want about Angle, Schivello, or Bas but personally I think it sounds like a great broadcast team

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Old 09-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #5
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I don't like Angle for a few reasons

1. Pro"wrestler"
2. I think American pro"wrestlers" who use mma as a gimmick disrespect the art/sport
3. "I'm goin into mma, oh wait" (3+ times)

He won a Gold medal, in '96, does he even train his wrestling anymore? I heard his body was brokedown. Kurt Angle is not a part of MMA.

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I'm excited for Bas and TheVoice. I couldn't care less about Kurt Angle.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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If he is good, he is good. Hate to say it, but pro-wrestling and shootfighting/MMA have always had ties, facts are facts. I always liked Kurt, guy is successful, and he is an American Gold Medalist. Deal with it.

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Old 09-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JayMachiavelli View Post
I don't like Angle for a few reasons

1. Pro"wrestler"
2. I think American pro"wrestlers" who use mma as a gimmick disrespect the art/sport
3. "I'm goin into mma, oh wait" (3+ times)

He won a Gold medal, in '96, does he even train his wrestling anymore? I heard his body was brokedown. Kurt Angle is not a part of MMA.
I agree Sakuraba was very disrespectful to the sport of mma Your whole statement is really ignorant.

edit: Sorry I missed the word American. I still think disrespectful is going a little far though.

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I agree Sakuraba was very disrespectful to the sport of mma Your whole statement is really ignorant.
yea because Sakuraba is an american pro"wrestler" plus Sakuraba didnt use a mma gimmick, he was a real mma fighter.

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If he is good, he is good. Hate to say it, but pro-wrestling and shootfighting/MMA have always had ties, facts are facts. I always liked Kurt, guy is successful, and he is an American Gold Medalist. Deal with it.
I don't understand ur statement. "if he is good, he is good" do U mean as a fighter or announcer?

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