Former WWE and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Bill Goldberg recently spoke to SportingNews.com about his interest in competing for the Glory kickboxing promotion:
"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."