At 39 years outdated and with a wrestling profession’s price of wear and tear and tear on his physique, CM Punk is Zero-1 in professional MMA competitors. He’s spent the previous few years coaching to make sure however remains to be removed from the place somebody must be to make it as a UFC fighter, not to mention a predominant card PPV fighter. However that’s the place CM Punk is as a result of he’s a WWE celebrity and an enormous draw.

Punk can be a scholar of MMA, and he’s conscious that his bump as much as the cash portion of UFC 225’s predominant card isn’t honest for somebody like him, low in stature and expertise within the sport. However thems the breaks, and Punk is somebody who can solely acknowledge the state of affairs and transfer ahead as greatest he can whereas telling individuals he can be the primary combat on the present if it have been as much as him.

Right here’s the forwards and backwards between Punk and UFC heavyweight trailblazer Mark Coleman that led to Mr. Phil Brooks displaying that he’s conscious of his distinctive placement on the MMA totem pole:

On the very least, Punk’s self-awareness offers him a likability that somebody of his cultural stature could not all the time possess. Nonetheless, his UFC 225 opponent, Mike Jackson, doesn’t assume Punk is respectful in any respect, so this combat does have warmth.

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