CM Punk Turned Down The Rumors Of Potential Fight Versus YouTube Star Logan Paul!
CM Punk is a former pro wrestler, with the UFC record of 0 wins and 2 losses. He had his debut versus Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on September 10, 2016, where he was choked out cold after only 2 minutes. He showed his iron will when he survived three rounds versus Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on June 9, 2018. Yet, he lost via unanimous decision in his hometown of Chicago.
CM Punk has a hard time finding the proper rival due to his technical deficits. But maybe a YouTube celebrity Logan Paul could come in handy. The famous YouTuber is also known for a boxing match versus KSI, another internet star. Logan knows how to throw a punch!
Logan Paul once said that he’d like to fight CM Punk. But Punk claims he doesn’t want that match! He explains Paul’s controversial video is the ultimate reason for his denial. Yet, he didn’t want to add more details. (h/t MMAFighting)
“I’m not fighting Logan Paul,” the former pro wrestler told MMA Fighting recently. “I think this is one of the avenues where people will be like, ‘I don’t even know who Logan Paul is.’ Logan Paul is apparently a popular guy, but it’s not in any kind of avenue that I drive my car on. The only thing I know about him is he’s the guy who filmed the dead body in the Japanese suicide forest, which is don’t get me started on that, because I’ll say a bunch of stuff and then I’m sure somebody will make a YouTube video about it.
CM Punk is not ready to share his headspace “with a man who could behave so disrespectfully towards the people of Japan”.
“My entire life, before I ever got into MMA, for some reason I’m like this magnet. I don’t know what the deal is. Maybe it’s because, like Ben Askren, I just live unapologetically, I’m like honest to a fault and I’m just myself and I don’t really care. When you fight somebody, when you enter into a fight camp, you have to spend a lot of time thinking about that person. Maybe some guys don’t, maybe some guys focus on themselves. But you still have this person in front of you. And I’m not into sharing that much of my time and my headspace and my life with somebody that did something that I feel is so reprehensibly disrespectful to the people of Japan, who I love. They’ll always have a special place in my heart. So, no. I’m not fighting him. I have no interest to.”
Do you think this is an excuse? Is CM Punk afraid of Logan Paul or another defeat? Do you trust Punk’s statements?