The former WWE superstar CM Punk failed to impress his audience in his second Octagon appearance at UFC 225 against Mike Jackson, who earned a unanimous decision victory and likely ended the UFC tenure of the former pro wrestling standout. Jackson dominated and toyed with CM Punk for three rounds was not pleasing to the eye. In his debut Octagon outing, Punk got quick defeat to Mickey Gall in 2016 was also no less then embarrassment.
UFC commentator Joe Rogan took to his podcast and shared his opinion on CM punk’s unsuccessful second outing. Rogan was critical of punk’s striking style to stance and slam his overall performance. (Via MMAMania)
“He’s a very nice guy and he’s a hard worker, but he does not have athletic talent,” said Joe. “He’s missing….he’s a showman, and when he was in the WWE, he was allowed to say, ‘I am the fucking man!’ And throw his hand up in the air and say he is the man, and they had it scripted so that he was the man. But when you’re in there with a guy like Mike Jackson, who had zero fear of him and was just so casual, popping him in the face anytime he wanted to, he literally could’ve stopped him anytime, if he got angry and wanted to stop him, he could’ve at any point in the fight.”
Several athletes crossover from different sports to MMA and were successful due to there athletic abilities. Rogan says Punk doesn’t have any physical talent at all despite spending countless years in the WWE.
“He doesn’t have the ability to move his body right. There’s a lot of guys you can take out there, track and field guys, football players and you can get them to fight better than him in a couple of weeks easily because they are athletes,” explained Joe.
“They’d understand how to shift their weight and throw a punch. He doesn’t have any talent, is all it is, he doesn’t have a physical talent for whatever reason. Whether it’s his approach, his intensity. It’s not his coaching, it’s Duke-fucking-Roufus.”
Rogan also expressed his disappointment for placing the showdown in the main event and dropped the Alistair Overeem vs. Curtis Blaydes fight to prelims. However, UFC president Dana White defended that decision before the fight; later he changes his tune after seeing Punk’s performance.