Lashley: CM Punk “feeds on” fan hate

CM Punk Q&A

Former WWE wrestler turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley knows a thing or two about making the transition from professional wrestling to combat sports.

Since making the jump to MMA, Lashley has compiled a 13-2 record that has seen him go 3-0 under the Bellator MMA banner, and will see him ride a 6-fight win streak into his bout against James Thompson at Bellator 145 Friday evening.

Lashley spoke to MMAFighting to give some insight into why CM Punk feeds on fans negativity.

“I think Punk is one of those guys that needs it. He’s one of those ‘f-you’ guys. Like, ‘Oh I can’t do it? Yes I can.’ He feeds on that and I think he uses that to make himself better. I say either shut it off or keep feeding into it. Whatever he feels like works for him.”

“He overcame every one of those odds and he shut people up and he deemed himself for a while as ‘The Best in the World.’ He overcame some huge odds to do what he did. So now, look at him. He’s going to MMA and he’s getting the same things that he got before. I think when people learn that blueprint of being successful, they can apply that blueprint to anything they do. He’s not sitting at home doing nothing. That guy is at one of the best camps right now and he’s busting his ass and working his ass off.”

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