Kurt Angle on Why Brock Lesnar Fought Alistair Overeem in UFC Despite Major Medical Issues: “I Really Believe He Took the Fight Just for the Money”

Published 01/14/2022, 12:30 PM EST


Kurt Angle is one of the best wrestlers to have ever stepped foot in the squared circle. The Olympic gold medalist is popular for his time in WWE and TNA. Post his retirement after WrestleMania 35, Angle has focused on his new nutrition business.

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He often makes appearances on WWE on special events, and on some weekly televised shows. He is also active on social media, on YouTube interviews, on Facebook Q&A with his fans, etc. Angle recently talked about Brock Lesnar’s encounter against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.

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Kurt Angle says Brock Lesnar wasn’t fully fit for his UFC match

In one of his interviews with Paul Bromwell, Angle was asked to share his thoughts on Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem’s match from UFC 141. Overeem, making his UFC debut that night, won against Lesnar by TKO in the first round.

Having been one of Brock’s rivals in the WWE, Paul asked him to give his opinion on Lesnar’s transition from a WWE wrestler to an MMA fighter.

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About the match, Angle said, “I was ultimately surprised, but not surprised, because Brock Lesnar had diverticulitis, sick around this time and I really believe he took the fight just for the money. I don’t think that he thought he was going to win, I don’t even think that he trained, to the ability of what he could train… I really believe if he wasn’t sick. If he didn’t have diverticulitis, he would have had a shot against Overeem. I just think he took the fight just for the money.”

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Brock Lesnar is one tough fighter and despite not being at his 100%, he stepped into the octagon to fight. His nickname “The Beast Incarnate” is not just a name, it’s what Lesnar is in the ring.

Angle and Lesnar gave us so many memorable matches during the Ruthless Aggression Era. Their chemistry together in the ring is some of the finest work in WWE. Their WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 19 is still a classic.

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What are your thoughts on Kurt’s comments about Brock? Do you think he took the fight just for the money? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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