CM Punk’s first fight in the Octagon didn’t turn out too well. But Phil Brooks is never one to give up easily and when he puts his mind to something he sees it out. This is why Punk now has another fight scheduled for UFC 225. But if you ask UFC commentator Joe Rogan, The Second City Savior is far from ready for another go inside the cage.
“What was really weird watching him walk to the cage was he was approaching it like a pro wrestling fight,” Rogan said on the JRE MMA Show. “Cause he had done so many of these pro wrestling matches that he was walking to the cage with pro wrestling mannerisms and everything and I was watching this and I did like an internal head shake. Like oh f–k.”
“It was a terrible idea. Whoever on his side said that he could fight Mickey Gall, you’re out of your f–king mind. Watch that kid fight once. That kid is very good on the ground. Very good. Stand up’s not bad either. He’s tough as s–t and he’s smart. He’s clever and he’s mean. He’s a mean f–ker.”
Just to make his point very clear, Rogan continued to explain exactly where he thinks Punk should fight next.
“It shouldn’t even be on the ‘Tuesday Night Contender’ show. It should be in some amateur event somewhere. That’s really what they are. They’re guys learning how to compete. They’re in the first fight on the pay-per-view. That’s f–king crazy.”
Only time will tell just how it turns out for CM Punk the next time he steps into an MMA environment. But hopefully, he will be able to have a little better showing than he did last time to prove his haters wrong, including Joe Rogan.
(Thanks to MMANytt.com for the quotes)