Former pro wrestler CM Punk is now 0-2 in MMA, having lost two bouts under the UFC banner. But according to former lightweight champ and new welterweight contender Anthony Pettis, Punk is still working hard in the gym.
“CM Punk is still there [at Roufusport],” Pettis told TMZ. “He’s doing more of the jiu jitsu, the rolling. The time that he should have spent getting ready to fight is what he’s doing now. They put a lot of pressure on him. They made him come over with no experience and fight on the biggest stage. I don’t know anybody that could do that. Not even some young kids.
“He is still training,” Pettis continued. “I don’t know what his plan is. I know he’s doing some movies and a couple other things, but I don’t know if he plans on fighting again or what. He’s still training. He’s in the gym. That dude’s a hard worker.”
Anthony Pettis went on to praise CM Punk for taking on the challenge of competing in the UFC despite his complete lack of MMA experience.
“Not many people could do what he did. It’s on the biggest stage. He fought some good guys too. It’s not like he’s fighting scrubs. He fought some good guys in the UFC. He’s training with killers. He’s training with me, [Tyron] Woodley. He comes in day after day, and he’s getting his butt kicked, but he keeps coming back and showing up. I give him props no matter what. He did it.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/24/2019.