CM Punk: “I Think MMA Is Pro Wrestling”

Phil Brooks


Former WWE champion, turned soon-to-be UFC fighter, CM Punk, is currently gearing up for his UFC debut, which has yet to be announced.

Punk has reportedly been training extremely hard at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, alongside Anthony Pettis, Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and other elite level fighters.

Ahead of his UFC debut, Punk revealed that Brock Lesnar even reached out to him to offer his help (See that HERE).

However, Punk also stated that MMA is very similar to pro wrestling.

He explained to Wisconsin’s WISports:

“I think MMA is pro wrestling. If you go back to the early 1900’s and the whole genesis of professional wrestling, and then you go back to the early beginnings of MMA, it was all pro wrestlers. The characters, the action, the media, the mouths. There’s a reason people are interested in this, whether it’s good or it’s bad, whether they love me or they hate me.”