Kurt Angle is playing the role of mixed martial arts villain "Koba" in the latest MMA movie "Warrior" that was released this past Friday. On the press promotional tour he has made claims in the media that he seriously considered moving to a career in the cage.
Claims such as this often make me laugh a little as a lot of crossover stars say things without really knowing what it would take to get there. Actors and Rock Stars like to act like tough guys and often let their mouths run sprints without having a track to run on.
Kurt Angle is the other side of the coin. He actually has a bit of "street cred" when it comes to making these claims, as he is an Olympic wrestling champion.
With "Warrior" getting positive reviews and support in the mainstream world, mixed martial arts has intrigued a very valuable crossover audience.
Who else in the sports and entertainment world would actually have a chance in the octagon? There are very few who could fit the criteria, but here are some plausible crossover stars who might not get killed in the octagon.
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