Hogan Says He Almost Did UFC, Claim Shot Down By UFC Co-Founder
Hulk Hogan’s been having some fun in Australia, hasn’t he? Apparently, Hulkster still thinks steamer-carried letters and homing pigeons are the only way Australians can communicate with the outside world, so he can say whatever the hell he wants over there. He’s gone on a spiel about how he wants to challenge for the title again at WrestleMania 32, and, in an interview with Australian newspaper, the Herald Sun, Hogan claimed that he almost got involved in UFC in the promotion’s early years. Ultimately, he had to pass on leg-dropping Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn because the sport was too darn violent…
“We looked at it and it was very violent and the referees weren’t stopping the matches and letting guys get beat up when they should have been stopped. So we just didn’t want to have any part of it, but it’s become quite a phenomena.”
Q. Hulk Hogan is claiming you guys made him an offer to compete in an early UFC
Campbell McLaren (Co-Creator of The UFC): I call BS on Hulk Hogan. I never wanted him in #originalUFC. Who did he talk to? not me … Hulk Hogan being asked to fight in #originalUFC is absolutely false. Not in real life anyway.
.@davidbix @ArtDavie @joerogan Hulk Hogan being asked to fight in #originalUFC is absolutely false. Not in real life anyway.