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.