Although White said he harbors no bad feelings and truly does "respect" Angle, he feels that Angle, at 39 years of age, wouldn’t stand a chance if he were to jump right into the octagon.
"I think he needs to work on his MMA. He’ll get destroyed by any of these guys. He’s a nice guy… I like him, but I’ll tell it like it is. I think he’s going to get destroyed if he comes in and fights with the UFC. Because he’s a gold medal wrestler, I respect him for that, but… you just don’t jump from the WWE to MMA."
White also said that Angle refused a UFC contract that would pay Angle to spend a year training with UFC heavyweight champ Randy Couture and others UFC fighters.
I realize that a 39-year-old pro wrestler with no MMA experience and a busted neck is little more than hype, so I'm kind of ashamed for even posting this drivel.