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CM Punk talks advice from Lesnar, Wrestlers-MMA, Training

Ratish Menon
5.29K   //    17 Mar 2015, 14:22 IST
Punk gets advice from Lesnar

During the weekend of UFC 185, CM Punk who was at the event to show solidarity to teammate & former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, spoke with Toronto Sun on a variety of topics. Below are some highlights:

Wrestlers who are into MMA:
“I think the Undertaker said it, I think there’s tons of guys (in WWE) who, if the money had been different in the ’90s or whatever, they would have done (MMA). There’s a lot of guys in wrestling who have this MMA fantasy and they never act on it. I don’t want to be one of those people who sits there and says ‘I would have done that’ or “I should have done that.’ I can, so I’m doing it.”

Training at Roufusport in Milwaukee:
“Every day when I walk in there I think I’m still the lowest guy on the totem pole. I’m walking into their school and there’s fighters there who maybe should already be in the UFC and guys fighting on lower circuits who could kick my (expletive), and they’re kind to me.”

Talking to Brock Lesnar:
“I’ve talked to him once, he lives in the middle of nowhere where there’s no cell service, he’s in the middle of like, Saskatchewan, I don’t even know. I asked him what the hardest thing for him to do was, because obviously he’s a freak athlete but something had to be difficult, and I find it’s the exact same thing I’m having difficulty with, which is learning to let go. Striking or sparring is completely different, somebody’s trying to punch me in the face and I’m trying to punch someone in the face, but often I’ll find I’m too light on guys if I’m (working on his ground game. My hips aren’t heavy enough. It’s like the old pro-wrestling kicking in, and he had the same problem.”

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Ratish Menon
A knowledge/information junkie, I have always been a fan of sports, especially the combat variety and in my spare time, try and keep up with the fight scene as much as I can.
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