WWE/MMA News: CM Punk responds to fans' criticism over his decision to go to UFC
Many believe that it's too late for the former WWE star to make his career in MMA.
Less than 48 hours before his UFC debut, CM Punk is looking all set and confident of winning his first professional MMA bout inside the octagon. During his pre-fight press conference, the former WWE Champion claimed that he belongs inside the UFC ring and said that he is trying to enjoy the fight week. Below are some of the highlights from the interview:
Revealing how he has been feeling during the whole fight week, the former WWE star claimed that he is 'cool as a cucumber' and is trying to do everything he can to stay healthy. He said:
"I'm just trying to enjoy this week, I'm trying to do everything I can to remain healthy. Right now, I'm cool as a cucumber. I've stated before that I'm sure I'll have pre-fight butterflies, but I'm actually looking forward to feeling that again. They've been gone for a long time, I'm glad they're back."
On the question of what fans should expect from his match Punk said that they should expect a chaotic fight and said that his goal is to get his hand raised after the bout:
"Fans should expect a fight. This is MMA — it's chaos, I'm coming in to win. I don't care how it happens. There are a lot of victories already here, but the goal is obviously to get my hand raised. If you think anything but that, it doesn't matter how hard you've trained because you've already lost."
Finally replying to all the criticism he has faced since revealing his intentions of becoming a professional MMA fighter, the former Leader of Straight Edge Society said that he is confident of his preparation and for him it's never too late. According to the former Paul Heyman Guy anybody who thinks otherwise has very small dreams:
"I belong here and my team belongs here, I'm confident in my preparation. To me, it's never too late to start something. If you think otherwise, I'm sorry your dreams are so small."
CM Punk left WWE back in 2014 after being unhappy with his position in the company from a long time. in later interviews, the former WWE champion also accused the WWE medical staff of not taking his injuries seriously and making him fight in an injured condition which allegedly could have ended his career.
After sometimes he announced that he will be joining UFC and started training for the same under Duke Roufus. After more than a year of training, the former WWE Superstar is set to make his UFC debut this weekend at the UFC 203 event.