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CM Punk speaks about his WWE departure

 
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corrado



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:46 am    Post subject: CM Punk speaks about his WWE departure Reply with quote

So CM punk recorded a podcast with his buddy, Colt Cabana, talking about his WWE departure, and what led up to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxHRJnZsinQ

Among others, "The Ryback" doesnt come off good here, at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And he's officially part of the UFC now. Defintely going to be interested in this.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeesh. Punk is 36 years old, he's been a pro wrestler for 15+ years, has no wrestling or martial arts background other than BJJ as a hobby...well, good luck. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's going to fight guys with a low level of experience similar to his own.

http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/11991124/cm-punk-joins-ufc-fight-2015

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"We're not going to throw the kitchen sink at him. Lesnar had a wrestling background. [CM Punk] is going to fight a guy who is 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 -- something like that." -Dan White


It's still the UFC, and they don't typically match-make complete squash matches to build people up. Punk may get someone 1-0 or 1-1 who have years of BJJ or Wrestling competition, and end up screwed.

Better use of him might have been to be tosses into into the House on TUF. There's a risk of many of the fighters on the show wanting to fuck him up, but there also might be some that are fans. There's also the risk that he doesn't even get into the House and is eliminated in the fight-ins... so that is quite a risk. It does get him on TV, helping anchor the show along with the coaches at a time when the show isn't doing gangbusters ratings.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He isn't going to make it thru the training.--Yohe
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll make it through training. He's a pretty driven guy, and always has been.

I also don't think he worries about going in there and losing or getting beat. I think 95%+ of this is because he loves MMA (he has for ages) and wants to push himself to do something. It's doing something he enjoys / admires, and whatever happens is fine by him.

Of course he's likely to lose. I don't think anyone is doubting that. UFC might give him a can of corn to start with, but even that isn't really their M.O.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By "not their M.O.", I mean this is the same crew (Dana and Joe Silva) who booked Brock Lesner in with Frank Mir in Brock's first UFC fight. Which was basically an insane thing to do given Mir's level of experience.
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