In a recent interview with Chris Yandek of CYInterview, former NWA World Champion, WWE Superstar and UFC fighter Dan ‘The Beast’ Severn reveals he would not had a career in pro wrestling or mixed martial arts, if he’d won the Olympic Gold Medal in amateur wrestling.
“People were blown away with what I did early on in my career, but what they don’t realize is I would have retired back in 1984, if everything went the way it should’ve went for my amateur wrestling career,” Severn said.
“But because it didn’t, it spurred me on, motivated me to excel in other areas. So I always tell people, ‘What you saw in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, basically a 20-year career, you saw Dan Severn, residue.’ You didn’t have 100 percent Dan Severn. You saw residue of Dan Severn. But my residue is better than what most people can ever put forth in the first place.”
Severn just released his new book titled The Realest Guy in the Room: The Life and Times of Dan Severn.
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You can read the highlights or listen to the entire 30-minute interview at the link:
- Pro Wrestling On The Web
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