WWE’s CM Punk might like to jump into UFC cage

Posted: January 24, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion, Latest news

cm-punkFormer WWE champion CM Punk is known as a huge MMA fan. While pro wrestling has brought him plenty of success, he still might consider entering a cage—and I’m not talking about Hell in a Cell. But seriously, would he—and could he—ever step into MMA? Perhaps, he’d give it a try.

“Honestly there’s gonna be a lot of people out there who will say that I can’t do it,” he told Ariel Helwani. “Great. To me that’s the number one reason to do something. That’s the reason I’m here right now and you’re standing in my house, that I paid for. Because a bunch of people thought that I couldn’t make it in the WWE. And I’ve been here almost 10 years now.”

Realistically, he has several obstacles working against him. Not the least of which is his lack of experience.

“I’m 35. I’ve never competed like martial arts. So who’s to say if I would be any good or not? I really think that there’s a chance.” He went on to joke that sometimes he says that just to “talk shit.” But it seems his interest level is there.

He also talked about how he would enter MMA. Would it be in a small show? The Ultimate Fighter? Or straight to the UFC? While he initially said “sure” when Helwani asked if he’d enter the TUF house, he later questioned aloud whether the CM Punk name would be big enough to jump straight to the big time.

“Maybe I get guzzled,” he admitted. “But think of all the people who want to see me get my ass kicked.”

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