I recently interviewed TNA star and Bellator MMA heavyweight Bobby Lashley, who will be facing James Thompson this Friday at Bellator 145 in St. Louis, MO. It was announced last week that Kurt Angle will be appearing at a Bellator fan fest, which got a lot of people speculating that Angle might be flirting with MMA. While Angle will be turning 47 years old next month, Lashley believes that Angle can fight in the sport.
"I think he can, absolutely," Lashley said. "It's all about matchups. Kimbo jumped back into it. Not like he was going to fight Vitaly Minakov right away. Ken Shamrock did it. I know Kurt has bumps and bruises, but Kurt's Kurt. I've seen Kurt do some crazy things. People say he's all broken up, but people were saying that before I wrestled him, and we went thirty minutes, and I wouldn't have known Kurt had any type of injury. Kurt's a machine. He puts on a thing like he's a little injured, but Kurt can go. Kurt got me into the business, so I have nothing but good things to share about Kurt."
Lashley also noted that Angle was asking him a lot of questions regarding MMA at Bound for Glory last month.
"When we did Bound For Glory, it was a little after my fight, and Kurt was asking me a lot of questions [about MMA]," Lashley said. "Then I hear 'Kurt signed, Kurt signed, Kurt signed,' and I'm like 'that mother… we were just talking and he was asking all these questions!' Kurt's all over the place."
For now, Angle will just be participating in the fan fest this Thursday at Dave & Buster's, 13857 Riverport Dr. in Maryland Heights, MO at 8pm CT. Make sure to check back this Thursday with more from my interview with Lashley.
Bellator 145 takes place this Friday night from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. The main card will air live on Spike TV. In addition to Lashley vs. Thompson, Patrício Freire will defend the Bellator Featherweight Championship against Daniel Straus, whole Bellator Lightweight Champion Will Brooks will defend his crown against Marcin Held.