CM Punk used to be a complete package regarding a WWE superstar. Finding somebody like him in the professional wrestling industry is hard.
He excelled in all be it the mic skills or in-ring technics that made him a unique WWE character. It’s unfortunate his career came to an abrupt end back in 2014.
Wrestling fans are well aware of the fallout that CM Punk had with the company during his departure. A lawsuit continued with WWE doctor Chris Amann for almost four years until it came to an end a few weeks ago. This court case was one of the main reasons that he cut all the ties with his previous employer as well as the fans.
The former WWE Champion dared to disown the fans as well, who made him the star. He thought of switching brands so that UFC can be the next destination for him. What he failed to realise was that MMA fights were real in comparison to the scripted fights of the WWE. So this UFC stint turned out to be a nightmare for him.
The UFC president recently revealed CM Punk would never compete inside the Octagon after displaying terrible MMA skills in UFC 225. He is 0-2 in MMA career and might not get another chance to change the record. The question in everybody’s mind is that why the trainers for the former WWE superstar allow him to compete in the UFC fights. They should be aware of how bad a fighter he is in comparison to the world-class athletes of UFC.
Dane White recently disclosed the reason in an interview with MMA Roasted podcast. He stated it’s hard to stop someone who is focused on achieving something, (courtesy mmanytt.com),
“You can’t tell somebody ‘don’t do the thing that you want to do the most. CM Punk wanted to be a UFC fighter, and he wanted to come here. He wanted it so bad that he dropped everything and focused on nothing but mixed martial arts.”
UFC president was furious with Punk’s performance, but then again he praised his training aspects. He had to travel a long road to attend the training sessions and prepare for the fight. He followed the same routine on a regular basis earning respect from everybody around him,
“If you talk to his team, next time you talk to Duke Roufus or Pettis, or any of those guys and talk about how this guy was driving back and forth from Chicago, how he would drive for hours and then train forever, you know. They all ended up respecting him. The guy went in there and put it all on the line.”