Joe Rogan has not been a fan of CM Punk’s work in the UFC, especially Punk’s second and most likely final appearance inside the Octagon at UFC 225.
Rogan would take to his podcast this week and claim Punk not only has no athletic talent, but would compare Punk’s loss to Mike Jackson to a pitbull being locked in a cage with a puppy.
“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 f****ing 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.”
When asked about athletes from sports like pro football or track and field making the shift, Rogan would say that, “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 physical talent for whatever reason. Whether it’s his approach, his intensity. It’s not his coaching, it’s Duke-f***ing-Roufus.”
Quotes Transcribed by MMAMania