White Praises CM Punk’s Work Ethic
Even though he lost at UFC 225, CM Punk and not his opponent Mike Jackson has earned praise from UFC President Dana White.
White, would defend the 0-2 former WWE Champion while as a guest on the MMA Roasted podcast.
“A lot of people talk sh-t about CM, well, get in there. Come on over,” White said. “Have a fight and fight one of these guys.”
“It’s easy to sit in your living room and talk sh-t. This guy was a huge star in WWE and he came over here and put it all on the line twice, man, in front of the whole world.
“If people can’t respect that, then they’re a f—king idiot.”
According to White, critics do not have the right to throw shade at someone like Punk and his dedication for the sport.
“You can’t tell somebody ‘don’t do the thing that you want to do the most,’” White said. “CM Punk wanted to be a UFC fighter and he wanted to come here. He wanted it so bad that he dropped everything and focused on nothing but mixed martial arts.”
“If you talk to his team, next time you talk to Duke Roufus or Anthony Pettis, or any of those guys and talk about how this guy was driving back and forth from Chicago (to Milwaukee), how he would drive for hours and then train forever, you know. They all ended up respecting him.”
While he would praise Punk (real name Phil Brooks) and his work ethic, White claimed that the former pro wrestler won’t have a third opportunity inside the Octagon.
“No. I don’t think he really wants a third chance.”
Original Report: MMANYTT