Bill Goldberg talks GLORY kickboxing, disdain from WWE

Steven Muehlhausen sent this in.

I did an interview with Bill Goldberg as he said there is a distinct possibility he fights for GLORY kickboxing in 2015.

“In 2015, there’s a distinct possibility (fighting for GLORY). I’ve been training three to six days a week since September. If everything aligns to where I believe its the best business decision for first and foremost, myself because there’s a lot riding on Goldberg and his legacy. Although I personally believe I can distance myself from that because I’m doing this out of pure passion. I’m not doing it for any other reason. I put a lot of work in. I think it would be kind of cool for people to see me display what I’ve trained because nobody knows. Its funny, but now its a huge topic of how much I’ve trained. But, I’ve been doing this for a long time. I just don’t wear it on my sleeve. That’s like when people ask me about the success of CM Punk. Why hell, I don’t know because he could be training just like me, just not telling everybody about it. Rico Verhoeven is the GLORY heavyweight champion. I sent him a direct message on Twitter, right at the beginning when he heard I was involved and he was excited. He’s a fan from my wrestling days. I said, ‘Listen man, I’m coming in here, bowing to you guys saying what you do some of the coolest crap I have ever seen and I know what it takes. I respect you guys even more because the amount of time you put in to display in front of millions of people is unbeknownst to mostly everybody unless your doing it’. I just want to help and that’s what I told him. I don’t want to demean his product, his training or demean any of there fighters. I just want to add to it with what I bring to the table and if I get to a point to where I’m confident enough in my technique and my ability at 48 years old to step in the ring. I guarantee you, I have no problem doing it.”

Why HHH and Vince McMahon have a “grand disdain” for him:

“I think there’s great disdain for me because I wasn’t one of their boys because I didn’t want to play there game because I felt like I was part of the team and all I needed to do was come in and play my part and I didn’t have to fraternize and just play that game. I came from the NFL. I wanted to treat this as a business and I’m going to come in, so my thing and leave. I didn’t take things personally until they brought it to a personal level. I think that was cheesy and I think its carnish. Its like being a carny. I just chose not to deal with it because life’s too short. I don’t want to have to look over my shoulder for my boss. That’s ridiculous, I’m 48 years old. I’m not a kid. I don’t need to crawl back to anybody for anything. I’ll dig a ditch before I do that. I had a lot of fun digging ditches.”

Goldberg also discusses why he’s still so popular today, Brock Lesnar staying in WWE, if he regrets going to WWE, Summerslam 2003, why he didn’t take the fight with Albero El Patron and more.

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