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Joe Rogan: CM Punk Doesn’t Have the Talent to Fight in MMA

After losing his second professional mixed martial arts fight, Phil Brooks’ time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship has likely come to an end.
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Jackson: I Didn’t Want To Give CM Punk Brain Damage

While it’s safe to say the CM Punk experiment is over for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after he suffered his second loss in as many tries at UFC 225 in Chicago, Ill., last weekend (Sat., June 9, 2018), the same could likely be said about Mike Jackson, the man who beat him up for 15 minutes.

That’s because UFC President Dana White wasn’t too thrilled with what he perceived to be showboating, declaring during the post-fight presser (see it), that perhaps “The Truth” should go back to where he came from if that’s how he’s going to conduct himself inside the cage.

Meanwhile, this temper tantrum still gets a pass.

During a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour,” Jackson talked about his performance against Punk and denies showboating or disrespecting his opponent, saying people are underestimating how tough Punk really is. He also didn’t understand the reason White let his feelings get the best of him after the fight.

“It was one of these things where I was confused because all I kept hearing about was that I was taunting him and showboating. That’s not my character, that’s not my style. Then I hear what Dana White was saying, he’s running his mouth,” he said. “Look, I know Dana is emotional, he’s like a little girl sometimes and he gets in his feelings. But, when you have a platform like that, you need to take a step back. I just didn’t understand it.”

According to Jackson, since he didn’t score the homerun out the gate, he decided to play it safer moving forward to avoid getting caught. And if White saw that as a sign of disrespect for Punk, Jackson wants to set him straight.

“What I think it is, it was sort of my style, it was a little bit different. I was going out there to get the first round knockout. And I told people beforehand, C.M. Punk, he’s a tough cat. I landed some solid shots, I rocked him. I landed some solid elbows and I hurt him but he never went to the ground,” he added. “For me, I am not going to run in and try to get a finish on someone, get caught with something silly and then I’m a meme forever in MMA. I played the smart role and I kept my distance. After the first round, he didn’t go down so I was like, well, I didn’t get the first-round knockout. Plan B was just to beat him up. And I told everybody before hand that alI wanted to do was to beat him up nice enough where he doesn’t want to do this anymore. I never wanted to hurt the guy.”

Afterward, Punk was taken to a local hospital to get treated for a busted up face. It’s something Jackson hated to hear, as he never wanted to hurt the former pro wrestler, which is why he didn’t lay the punishment on thick just to feed the savage fans and the brash president.

“What I learned is that Dana White and MMA fans, you guys are savages, man. It’s like, they wanted me to give this dude some sever CTE. And I was like, this guy has a family to feed, he has someone to go home to,” he added. “And I would feel bad, I sent him to the emergency room with just the cuts and bruises to his face. And they wanted me to give this dude severe brain damage. I’m not about that life. I guess fighting really isn’t for me, I don’t have that savageness like I used to when I was younger.”

While White has not officially cut Jackson at the time of this writing, the next few days and weeks will be interesting, as Jackson says he tried to reach out to his boss to see what exactly got him so hot and bothered.

His attempts, though, were unsuccessful.

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CM Punk Issues Statement After Second UFC Defeat: ‘You Win Some, You Lose Some’

CM Punk may be 0-2 as a mixed martial artist, but that didn’t prevent him from having a positive outlook following his second Ultimate Fighting Championship appearance.
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CM Punk Issues Statement After Second UFC Defeat: ‘You Win Some, You Lose Some’

CM Punk may be 0-2 as a mixed martial artist, but that didn’t prevent him from having a positive outlook following his second Ultimate Fighting Championship appearance.
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CM Punk Issues Statement After Second UFC Defeat: ‘You Win Some, You Lose Some’

CM Punk may be 0-2 as a mixed martial artist, but that didn’t prevent him from having a positive outlook following his second Ultimate Fighting Championship appearance.
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All Eyes On Punk Tonight At UFC 225!

You may be tired of reading about CM Punk and his mixed martial arts (MMA) experiment under UFC watch, but you’d be lying if you said you weren’t intrigued to see the former WWE superstar step back inside of the Octagon.

That’s exactly what’s going to happen later tonight (Sat., June 9, 2018) at UFC 225 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside United Center in Chicago, Ill., as Punk takes on Mike Jackson after spending the last two years fine-tuning whatever weapons he has.

Even though Punk will never have enough time to fully immerse himself in years of MMA training, sparring, and professional competition, the 39-year-old has been given the gift of learning the ins and outs of fighting under the tutelage of head coach Duke Roufus. While Roufus is doing the best he can with what he has to work with, Punk has reportedly made significant strides in his natural progression.

Does that mean Punk is going to step inside of the cage this weekend in Chicago and finish Jackson in a matter of seconds?

Probably not.

But it’s going to be interesting to see what Punk has worked on over the past two years. His first bout opposite Mickey Gall at UFC 203 didn’t last nearly long enough to see what the former WWE star looks like on the feet or when he’s on the offensive. So hopefully Punk’s fight with Jackson at UFC 225 gives fight fans a bigger glimpse into his overall game.

UFC 225 will feature other prominent main card fighters like Robert Whittaker, Yoel Romero, Rafael dos Anjos, Colby Covington, Holly Holm, and Megan Anderson, but we’re going to be covering those fighters for years to come.

Punk, on the other hand, is not going to stick around forever. This may be his last walk to the cage, so it’s arguably the most interesting aspect of this entire card.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 225 fight card below, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Mickey Gall Picking CM Punk over Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago

On Saturday night, former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Phil Brooks — better known as “CM Punk” — makes his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In his second appearance inside the Octagon he is scheduled to take Mike Jackson to kick off the main card of UFC 225 in Chicago.
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CM Punk Found Not Guilty in $4 Million Defamation Lawsuit Ahead of UFC 225

Former pro wrestling star Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, has dealt with an added bit of stress the week before his second Octagon appearance at UFC 225 on Saturday. Fortunately, the end result was positive for him.
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CM Punk Found Not Guilty in $4 Million Defamation Lawsuit Ahead of UFC 225

Former pro wrestling star Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, has dealt with an added bit of stress the week before his second Octagon appearance at UFC 225 on Saturday. Fortunately, the end result was positive for him.
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CM Punk Found Not Guilty in $4 Million Defamation Lawsuit Ahead of UFC 225

Former pro wrestling star Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, has dealt with an added bit of stress the week before his second Octagon appearance at UFC 225 on Saturday. Fortunately, the end result was positive for him.
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