The UFC’s newest mega-star signee is knee-deep in a legal battle following a lawsuit filed by the WWE’s doctor, for more than 1 million dollars.
It’s a defamation lawsuit, filed following comments made by CM Punk on a podcast, last year.
MMAFighting.com breaks it down:
Dr. Christopher Amann filed the lawsuit in Cook County (Ill.) Circuit Court last week. Amann is claiming that the remarks made by both men on Cabana’s “Art of Wrestling” podcast in November has caused his reputation as a doctor to suffer. He’s seeking that compensatory sum and an undetermined amount of punitive damage.
Amann, who has worked as WWE’s ringside doctor since 2010, says the claims made by CM Punk, now a UFC fighter, and Colt Cabana were false, defamatory and put him in a false light by insinuating “a lack of integrity … and/or inability or lack of competence to perform his professional duties as a medical doctor.”
On the podcast, CM Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, accused Amann of misdiagnosing a lump on his back that he later found out was staph infection. Throughout the interview with Cabana (real name: Scott Colton), Punk repeatedly implied Amann was either incompetent or negligent or both. He claimed Amann did not know how to treat a concussion properly, saying Amann gave him antibiotics for the head injury.