Since his debut match is set to take place in the summer, CM Punk has started doing media rounds for UFC. During one of his interview sessions, the former WWE Heavyweight Champion revealed that he has signed on to do eight MMA fights for Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is a lot more than what many had predicted when he first announced his jump into mixed martial arts. Punk states he will do all eight fights.
January 26, 2016
During a recent interview, Rey Mysterio said that he is looking forward to hearing when CM Punk is going to be making his debut in UFC. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he wanted to know so that he can make arrangements to be there in person to support his friend. Mysterio stated that it was not enough to simply purchase the pay per view and support Punk from home.
November 25, 2015
When you are the new kid in town, then humility is something that is expected of you. That is the case with CM Punk right now since he is training for his first fight in UFC. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that he mops the floor at Roufusport facility after his training sessions. Doing that shows the other fighters that he is not just looking to have things handed to him.
October 20, 2015
While he has largely stayed away from things related to professional wrestling, CM Punk did have a little involvement this week. The former world heavyweight champion attended a screening of They Live, the movie which Roddy Piper is famous for starring in. Punk was tasked with giving a speech about the WWE legend. Through social media, he stated that it was an honor to do that for Piper.
October 19, 2015
Since the company heavily publicizes it, it is no secret that WWE is working with Komen to help raise awareness for breast cancer. CM Punk, however, has been urging fans to avoid that charitable foundation. The former world heavyweight champion does not think that they are completely honest with the money that gets donated. Punk wants fans to do some research and find a better place to send their money if they want to help.
October 6, 2015
Critics were already complaining that CM Punk was taking too long to make his debut in UFC. Those complaints are about to be even louder, as the former world heavyweight champion has now suffered some sort of shoulder injury while doing MMA training. That means that his debut match will have to be postponed for a couple of months. Punk does not want to step into the ring until he feels that he is truly ready to compete.
October 5, 2015
The wait might almost be over. Rumors are floating around that UFC officials have started looking at potential opponents for CM Punk. They feel that he has advanced far enough in his training for them to do that now. Of course, it is not a simple process, as the matchmakers still need to factor in the marketing side of seeing the debut match of a former WWE Heavyweight Champion. An announcement is expected soon.
September 24, 2015
Though he spends most of his waking hour doing training for his UFC debut, CM Punk does take a moment or two for leisure. He knows that it is a necessary ingredient for his mental and physical health. The former world heavyweight champion was spotted at Riot Fest, where he got on stage with his good friend. Lars Frederiksen of Rancid. Punk also got to hang out with Living Colour, the band that does his theme song.
September 14, 2015
While much of the internet wrestling community is still emotional about the way that CM Punk walked out on WWE, Bret Hart has a different opinion. He completely agrees with how Punk did it. In fact, Hart seemed extremely proud of the former world heavyweight champion for doing that because he feels that Punk stood up for every performer backstage by willingly leaving in order to stand up for what he believes in.
September 3, 2015