Source: The Ringer
Bill Goldberg appeared on the Ringer Wrestling Podcast with David Shoemaker this week to discuss appearing in the WWE 2K17 video game as a preorder special bonus. During the interview, Goldberg discussed MMA and admitted to being a fan of the UFC back in the '90s during its "embryonic state." He was also asked if MMA fighters approach him in public.
"I'm never gonna answer that question and say: "Yeah man, they come up to me and go: [mockingly] 'Hey, yeah, that's the famous Goldberg.'" I was at Jared Allen's Night-Ops golf tournament, benefiting the military, and Ryan Bader was there two days ago. And Bader came up and asked to pick me up, asked me to pick him up; it's a completely different relationship.
"All those guys wanna be us. All the fighters wanna be in professional wrestling, I don't care what they say. There's a huge parallel in it and they [the MMA fighters] very much appreciate those guys [the pro wrestlers] and conversely we very much appreciate what they do. Those are the real tough guys, all we do is act like we're doing it sometimes. Whether it's being over at Dynamite in Japan in the late '90s or being at the UFC events, I'm a huge fan of what they do and I thought it would translate well in the wrestling world. I got lucky and less is more?—?go out there and head-butt a couple people and put your shoulder through their chest and call it a night."
You can listen to the full interview below: