CM Punk’s UFC debut against Mickey Gall is edging ever-nearer, with the former WWE man set to fight at UFC 203 on September 10 – but fans are pretty concerned with how he’ll fare.
The second episode of The Evolution of Punk went online earlier this week, and footage of him sparring hasn’t convinced viewers he will be a force in the Octagon.
Check it out:
He landed a few, but he certainly absorbed the lion’s share of shots, and Twitter knew it…
CM Punk is gonna get knocked out ??
— Michael Bonarrigo (@Bonarrigo131) August 26, 2016
CM punk is gonna get cleaned out on his UFC debut, he looks awful in sparring
— Jordan Dickson (@MINIFOWLER_) August 26, 2016
I'm only excited for the CM punk fight to see how quickly he gets knocked out
— Jack (@jacko_97) August 26, 2016
Some fans are still giving him respect though…
Respect to CM Punk. Left the pussy business and is now doing the real shit
— Mahmoud (@MahmoudAdel7) August 26, 2016
And just imagine if he does pull off a victory!
Be too funny if cm punk wins
— Luke Pettigrew (@lukepettigrew99) August 26, 2016
One minor detail that a lot of people seem to be overlooking is that the session against Israel Lozano was only the Straight-Edge superstar’s third sparring bout, and it was a bloody year ago.
Punk will have had plenty of training since then and will still enter his first pro MMA bout with nobody outside of his camp really capable of a true assessment.
Let’s just hope he gets to 203 injury free – then he can be judged.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.