Goldberg was offered chance to fight Alberto Del Rio

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Goldberg has revealed that he rejected the opportunity to take on former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio in a kickboxing match for the GLORY promotion, reports Wrestlinginc.com.

Goldberg, who also starred in WWE, has insisted that, despite being willing to do anything for the organization, it would have been the wrong direction for the company if he had battled Del Rio on May 8.

Del Rio - real name José Alberto Rodríguez - is currently working under the name of Alberto El Patron for the Mexican promotion after being released by Vince McMahon and Co. in 2014. 

Not happening 

Now, though, his career is heading in a different direction, but it appears that he won't be battling Goldburg anytime soon. 

In fact, he's currently out of action with injury, so may not be able to compete for the next couple of months.

Despite his injury, he will certainly be targeting success with GLORY, with Goldburg seemingly intent on helping the company reach great heights.

In fact, as well as speaking about Rodriguez, Goldburg admitted that he could become a figurehead for the company in their search for long term success.

Speaking on the on “The MMA Hour”, the legendary former wrestler stated: "That's a distinct possibility too. I'm just getting to know everyone and the infrastructure there. We're going to get together and find out what the best thing is.

"This is my life, this is my passion and a great appreciation of what these fighters go through. I'm not here to trivialize it or make it look like pro wrestling."

Greatest passion 

However, he's insisted that, while he was growing up as a youngster, his biggest passion was pro football. 

He continued by saying: "That passion was an acquired passion, but it will never leave me. Any time someone stops me in the street and asks me for an autograph, pro wrestling gave me that," Goldberg said. "I'd love to get back in the ring so my son could see me, but that's it. I've expressed my feelings once or twice on the phone.

"I'm not picking up my phone and calling anyone for employment. I've made my opinions known. Would it be an honor to be bestowed Hall of Fame credentials? Yeah. Does it define me as a person? No."


It appears, then, that the prospect of Goldberg and Rodríguez facing off in GLORY is unlikely for now, but things may well change over time.

In truth, with Goldburg now approaching his 50th birthday, he will be better off helping the promotion of the company as it goes in search of global success. He certainly has the image to do just that. 

Goldburg fans: Would you like to see him take on Rodríguez? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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