While doing an interview about his new MMA career, CM Punk was asked if he was intimidated by the thought of going from professional wrestling to UFC. That question irritated the former WWE star because he feels that it is insulting for people to assume that he does not know the difference between scripted performances and actual hand to hand combat. The interviewer tried to calmly diffuse the situation but failed to do so.
February 4, 2016
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
According to UFC president Dana White, CM Punk is going to have a very rough time in MMA because he has no athletic credentials. White made that statement while talking about Micky Gall, the man that he has penciled in as the first opponent for Punk, a fight that is expected to take place in June. White stated that Brock Lesnar was a different case because he came from a massive amateur wrestling background.
January 15, 2016
Rumors are swirling around that Stephanie McMahon might be working a match at Wrestlemania. The source of the speculation stems from the fact that the Chief Brand Officer of WWE posted on social media that she was training for the event. There were rumors last year that she might work a match against UFC star Ronda Rousey, but that is not on the table. Stephanie could just be training so she looks good for the show.
January 14, 2016
From the moment that he announced that he was signed by UFC, people have wondered who the first opponent for CM Punk would be. Knowing that the choice could generate a ton of money for his promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White might have someone in mind. Mickey Gall is now the hot candidate. He has a 2-0 record as an amateur fighter.
January 8, 2016
While UFC initially announced that Holly Holm would not be defending her championship until Ronda Rousey is ready, Dana White has apparently had a change of heart. Holm is now scheduled to fight in the spring, and her opponent is heavily rumored to be Miesha Tate. A loss to Tate makes Holm less appealing, so Rousey would not get her big rematch. That might affect her value to WWE as a draw.
January 7, 2016
While talking about sports betting on his personal blog, Jim Ross mentioned that the top two favorites to win the Royal Rumble are the first and last entrants. The legendary WWE commentator also stated that he would put his money on Brock Lesnar to win the event this year so that the former UFC Heavyweight Champion can go headline Wrestlemania at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
December 31, 2015
While WWE is claiming that his body is not capable of handling physical activities, Daniel Bryan is defying management by proving otherwise. It has now been revealed that the former world heavyweight champion has been doing some MMA training with established UFC stars. They have praised his work ethics and ability to learn things quickly. Bryan has yet to suffer an injury during training.
December 7, 2015
Just to give you an idea of how much name value CM Punk carries outside of professional wrestling, Dana White has revealed that he will be using a television series to find an opponent for when Punk makes his official UFC debut. White feels that Punk is so much of a draw that it makes sense for his company to put additional resources into everything that he is involved with.
December 4, 2015