As noted, Kurt Angle appeared on Ric Flair’s podcast recently and in addition to the highlights we posted previously, he also spoke about UFC mega-star “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.
According to Angle, McGregor has planned out his heel persona in the UFC from day one. As Angle explained, McGregor took his UFC character right out of the “wrestling playbook.”
“Conor McGregor is an incredible athlete and a wonderful fighter,” Angle told Flair during the interview. “I watched him and he’s so polished. I believe that Conor has taken the wrestling playbook and utilized it in UFC. In other words, he loves being a heel and he does it very well.”
Angle continued, “I think he just did it because it makes his character even more hateful. I think that Conor is doing this strictly for the money. The more he can stir people up, the more popular he becomes. I also think he wants to crossover. I think he wants to go to WWE and this is a good opening, a good avenue for him. I don’t think Conor McGregor is going to fight much longer.”
Check out Ric Flair’s complete interview with Kurt Angle at RicFlairShow.com.
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