Rowdy Roddy Piper Talks CM Punk Signing With UFC; Says Punk Leaving WWE Money Shows "What A Man Is Made Of" - Wrestlezone

Rowdy Roddy Piper Talks CM Punk Signing With UFC; Says Punk Leaving WWE Money Shows “What A Man Is Made Of”

Bill Pritchard

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WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper recently spoke with MMAJunkie.com before Wrestlemania 31, and during the interview Piper commented on CM Punk signing with UFC.  

Roddy Piper Talks CM Punk entering MMA:

“I didn’t know that he was proficient in martial arts before that. Then I saw him with one of the Gracies –he did a video. You know what? I give him all the respect in the world. I love the guy and he’s got the courage to leave someplace where you have millions of dollars and to go on and try something else. That’s what a man’s made out of. How he’ll do there? You know, we’ll all watch. He’s a smart kid and I think he’ll do great.”

Piper also offered some advice to a young fighter or wrestler looking to get the most of their careers:

Piper on a fighter/wrestler maximizing their career: 

“The bottom line is, don’t be a lifer. Get in, get a business, get five years of what you can and get out. What happens is they start listening to the promoters, ‘You’ll get the next main event.’ And then, all of a sudden you become a lifer. That’s the kiss of death there. Get in shape, go in, get the money, get out and have a wonderful life.”

Click here to watch the entire interview with Piper on MMAJunkie.com.

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