Kurt Angle, former Olympic gold medalist and multiple-time World Champion in professional wrestling, has reportedly signed a deal with MMA promotion Bellator to appear at an upcoming Fan Fest event in Missouri. Angle, whose contract with small North American wrestling group Total Non-stop Action (TNA) recently expired, has repeatedly suggested during his wrestling career that he would be interested in competing in MMA at some point.
Here is the official press release from Bellator MMA:
IT’S TRUE! IT’S DAMN TRUE! – BELLATOR MMA SIGNS FORMER WWE AND CURRENT TNA SUPERSTAR, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KURT ANGLE
ANGLE SET TO JOIN THE ALREADY-AWESOME ‘BELLATOR MMA FAN FEST’ AT DAVE & BUSTER’S ON NOV. 5 AND ATTEND ‘BELLATOR 145’ ON NOV. 6 AT SCOTTRADE CENTER IN ST. LOUIS
On November 5, combat sports fans from all around the country will converge on the Dave & Busters in Maryland Heights, Missouri for the “Official Bellator Fan Fest,” where they can meet several of their favorite athletes and receive photos and autographs. Bellator officials announced today that TNA superstar, former WWE superstar and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle will join the epic line up, which is already packed with star power the likes of Kimbo Slice, Liam McGeary, Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz.
At this time, there has been no confirmation on whether or not Angle will actually be training for an MMA fight with the promotion.