kurt angle

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  1. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    given kurts size and style curious how u think his mma career would have been if he didnt pursue mma as long maybe say in 2001 he quit to do mma once it became sanctioned and a respected sport

    i feel around 2001-2003 he was still young healthy enough to develop a style especially for 205 or hw

    lots of olympic guys he was around went into mma kevin jackson ect he was extremely fast for his size being 6 1 and around 240 235
     
  2. ConorFacts Banned Banned

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    not good for his pocket and popularity.

    isnt he a small LHW?
     
  3. thugpoet The Dredd Wolf

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    Wrestling paid more
     
  4. Foppa21 Black Belt

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    By far, especially given the time period he was in (early 2000s start). But he also paid a huge physical price from his career
     
  5. thugpoet The Dredd Wolf

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    He was on borrowed time regardless. His neck was a time bomb
     
  6. Foppa21 Black Belt

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    Wasn't it already a mess at the Olympics?

    But the constant bumps did not help matters
     
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    To actually answer the question, since others wont:
    He wouldve been successful for that time period. A very "team quest-ish" grinding style. More money wouldve been made in Japan though.
     
  8. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    hed be average lhw and could fight hw i feel since hw is such a poor division that guys like francis actually exist
     
  9. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    yes but thats not the point im asking how do you feel he will do
     
  10. tekkenfan Banned Banned

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    he hurt it before olympics but come on hed been fine in mma its fucked for life due to the chair shots and all the bs he took
     
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    i know pro wreslting isnt the same but angle seemed like a fast shooting explosive type guy i feel hed done great given all the other athete sin wwf who did good in mma jack swagger bobby lashley ect angle moved so much faster better than them in ring which i feel hed done well eh also is super tehcnical for a big guy so i feel hed have really tried to learn how to apply wrestling to mma he could have evolved things for the sport tbh
     
  12. Foppa21 Black Belt

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    Probably. I'd agree with that.

    Taking a fight wasn't constant bumping and chair shots. He probably would have been able to rest and heal his neck rather that eat continuous trauma night in, night out
     
  13. thugpoet The Dredd Wolf

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    Would have ran his division if he could take a punch or two. Depends on who he linked up with in terms of strategy
     
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    I think he'd have been really good.

    I thought the neck injuries were from amateur wrestling not WWE.

    What exactly were his issues? Discs? Fractures?
     
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    I think he wouldve been more of a Coleman/Kerr. He wasn't much a clinch guy.
     
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    There wasn't a heck of a lot of strategy back then lol
     
  17. Cappy Goodtime Hide yo wife. Hide yo neck.

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    The rest of us missed the question mark.
     
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    he had a neck injury right ebfore olympics but it would have healed after the repeated chair shots and crazy bumps he took vs shane in 2001 really hurt him further
     
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    exatly and i feel he would have evolved with mma as he is a technical guy learnt pro wrestling as well to an art form ulike brock lesnar so im sure kurt would have studied sub grappling as well and became a submission guy to finish his speed really would help him i feel he was faster in the ring than eddie and chris benoit guys who were 5 foot 7 and 185 pounds
     

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