On June 9th in Chicago, CM Punk returns to the Octagon for his second fight in the UFC at UFC 225.
On a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Punk’s Rofusport teammate and former UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis is confident in Punk’s ability the second time around.
“I see him every day, man. That guy’s in the gym every day,” Pettis said Monday on The MMA Hour. “He’s probably one of the hardest workers in the gym. He’s always there, always improving, and yeah, he’s definitely gotten better. You put that much time into [the game], you’re going to get better. He’s working the gi, he’s working no-gi. He’s training with top-level UFC guys inside his weight class, so I think we should see a better performance.”
Pettis said Pink has been working day in and day out at the gym in Milwaukee, ever since his loss against mickey Gall at UFC 203.
“He never stopped. Like, he didn’t take a break,” Pettis said. “He was right back at it. I think he had a couple injuries, but he was right back at it.
“It doesn’t surprise me. He’s a competitor, man. And he loves the grind. I don’t know what else he’d be doing if he wasn’t doing this. He’s just, he’s always in the gym. So in the short time I’ve known him for his first fight to this fight, it’s the same, the dude is just pushing hard, man. He’s grinding, he’s getting better, he’s putting the mat time in, and there’s no way around getting better besides putting the mat time in.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting