CM Punk spoke openly yesterday about his new venture as an MMA fighter in the UFC, and admits even he doesn’t agree that Dana White signed a professional wrestler (himself), but he sure as hell will sell tickets.
The former WWE Heavyweight Champion spoke exclusively to TODAY on TMJ4 yesterday and it appears he has no regrets about leaving the WWE and taking on a new challenge in the UFC. Punk specialises in Ju Jitsu and has selected to train in Milwaukee at Roufusport MMA Academy, which is run by former UFC Lightweight Champion Duke Roufus.
He isn’t the first professional wrestler to make the transition into the world of MMA. Brock Lesnar famously made the jump back in 2010 and went on to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion and currently holds the WWE Heavyweight Championship. Punk told TMJ4 the pair are close friends away from their respective sports and Lesnar is always good for sound advice. He said,
“I’ve talked to him and he’s offered all his help, even if it’s just bug him with a stupid question. It’s cool to know he supports me. He’s a good guy to know, I think.”