CM Punk is yet to compete in the UFC but that’s not stopping him from having his say on one of the promotion’s biggest stars.
Speaking at a Q&A, Punk – real name Phil Brooks – said:
I don’t think it’s a secret [that] I’m straight edge. I have been, my entire life. I think if you use drugs and you’re a professional athlete, you’re a pussy…I just really feel that, I know everybody wants that competitive edge and they want to be better and stuff like that, but at the end of the day, you’ve gotta look at yourself in the mirror. I don’t know how some of these guys are doing that and still being proud of who they are.
The flip side of that is, the supplement shit scares the shit out of me, because hey, who knows? There’s a dozen guys saying they had a tainted supplement. Maybe one of [them is telling the truth]. I don’t fuckin’ know. But you know what I do? I just don’t take supplements.
It is what it is. Don’t do drugs.
I’m gonna put my foot in my mouth on this one, because this is where we start encroaching on the territory of things I say [where] people can easily respond with, ‘Well, fuck you, you haven’t fought yet, you’re a fake wrestler,’ all this and all that.
My fake wrestling can beat a lot of real wrestling, so, you know.
Well, he has certainly preempted the obvious criticism, but MMA fans will finally see the former WWE superstar inside the Octagon at UFC 203, September 10, when he takes on Mickey Gall.
He talks the talk, and soon it will be time to prove he can walk the walk.
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.