CM Punk Still Considering Taking Another UFC Fight
Phil Brooks, aka CM Punk should never have been in the UFC. However, that does not stop him from still looking for another shot at getting a professional win.
Punk was unsuccessful in his transition from the WWE, to MMA. In two separate outings, the 40 year old was outclassed. However, he has since moved on to roles in commentary, even though he still continues training at Roufusport.
In a recent interview with ESPN, CM Punk was asked about commentating, and his fighting future. Here, he was asked if commentary was perhaps a different outlet for his fighting desires.
“Yeah, maybe. It definitely feels like that. There’s a gray area, obviously. Man, I would love to get a W, but I’m f—ing old. Training camps aren’t easy when you’re old and you have as many miles on your body as I do. I break everything down into, ‘Do I love this? No, I don’t love it? Then I’m not gonna do it anymore.’ And training and CFFC are things that I very much love to do, so I’m gonna continue to do them.
I’ve said a long time ago, you never say never, and I think it’s kind of a billionaire’s mindset — if somebody offers you something, you say yes to it and then you figure out how to do it.”
Punk continued, expressing that while he does not have a date or opponent, he is still on the UFC roster. Additionally, he was questioned on if the UFC was contractually obligated to offer him a fight.
Here, he expressed a level of understanding of his place in the UFC.
“That I have no idea about, but I will say that I’m a different animal compared to most people. I think I’m just kind of floating right now. But have I been offered anything? No, I haven’t. Every time somebody calls me, though, I’m like, ‘Oh, this is it, I’m cut.’ I think I’ve come to terms with it. I’d be like, ‘All right.’
There’s people out there that will read this interview and for some reason complete strangers will get furious about what’s going on in other people’s lives. I don’t pretend to say what’s fair and what’s right. I just roll with the situation I’m in. If I was gonna fight again, should it be in the UFC? Probably not. But again, I’m not gonna … be like, ‘Hey, you should cut me.’ It’ll happen or it won’t happen. I’m not worried about it.”
It is clear that CM Punk knows he does not really belong in the UFC. Despite that, he will stay ready for an opportunity. Otherwise, he seems content to continue as just a commentator.