MMA legend Don Frye is quite the opinionated person, and he proved that once again when asked about CM Punk trying to pursue a career in UFC. He stated that it cheapened the sport because the company is going to hand pick opponents for Punk. Frye said that it was more of a reality television show as opposed to the combat sport that he once thrived in.
July 11, 2015
During a recent interview, Bobby Lashley stated that a lot of professional wrestling fans are going to be mad when CM Punk makes his UFC debut and actually wins the fight. A lot of WWE fans are still upset with Punk for leaving, so they are being petty by rooting against him doing well in MMA. Lashley is well aware of this, so he is not afraid to speak out.
June 19, 2015
Count Randy Orton as one of the people in WWE that are rooting for CM Punk to do well in UFC. He has said to those around him that if Punk does well in MMA, then it gives professional wrestlers some credibility as athletes. Orton feels that people underestimate their abilities because the outcome of matches are scripted and predetermined. Several other wrestlers share the same opinion and will be watching his debut match intently.
April 6, 2015
Inside MMA decided to interview Steve Austin this week, and they prodded him into answering questions about his long rumored return to WWE. The former world heavyweight champion said that he would not be opposed to the idea, and he listed CM Punk as someone that would make an ideal opponent for him. Austin put over Punk by stating that he was one of the best at ring psychology. He feels a match between the two would do good money.
March 15, 2015
While they might have been portrayed enemies inside of a professional wrestling ring by WWE, the relationship between CM Punk and Brock Lesnar is much more cordial outside of it. During a recent interview, Punk revealed that Lesnar contacted him when he announced that he had signed a contract to fight for UFC. Lesnar offered to help Punk in anyway he can. The belief is that Lesnar will still be heading back to the world of MMA in a couple of months.
February 17, 2015
At one point in time, Bobby Lashley was hoping to follow Brock Lesnar and become the next WWE performer to make the jump over to UFC. That has yet to happen and appears very unlikely right now. Of course, that does not mean that he is bitter towards others who are attempting to make the move. During a recent Give Me Sports interview, Lashley expressed his support towards CM Punk. He also thinks that he will do rather well in MMA.
January 30, 2015
From the very moment that the announcement was made, fans of professional wrestling and MMA both started wondering who would be the first opponent for CM Punk in UFC. Officials recently shed some light on the situation by stating that they are currently looking at guys outside of the promotion that they can bring in. They stated that it would definitely be a competitive fight. It was also revealed that Punk would be a headliner.
January 28, 2015
Todd Grisham and CM Punk had a little reunion during an ESPN interview, and the latter admitted the hypocrisy of his situation in UFC. Punk stated that it did bug him when part time wrestlers would come back to WWE and take spots from the full time guys. He also stated that he is aware that he is doing the same thing to MMA fighters. However, Punk feels that he is providing opportunities for opponents to make a good amount of money.
January 3, 2015
During an interview with MMA Junkie earlier today, CM Punk was asked which current WWE star would have the best chance at transitioning from a career in professional wrestling to a career in mixed martial arts. His response was Daniel Bryan. Punk stated that Bryan was the only guy in the company that regularly trains in kickboxing and Brazillian jiu-jitsu. Bryan has never publicly expressed serious interest in making the transition over to UFC.
January 2, 2015
Before dedicating himself completely to MMA training, CM Punk decided to take a little trip with his wife, AJ Lee, down to Puerto Rico to visit her family. The couple was spotted by a fan, and the two of them actually took the time to take some pictures, which was then posted to a social media website. The belief is that Punk will start traveling up to Milwaukee soon to train with Roufusports. His UFC debut is still expected to take place in 2015.
January 2, 2015