CM Punk has been making the MMA media rounds this week due to his upcoming fight against Mike Jackson at UFC 225. One of his stops included a 22 minute sit-down interview with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com where he discusses the pressure of his court case with WWE doctor Chris Amann, his perceived reputation in the fighting world, and yes, if he foresees a return to the wrestling ring (transcript credit goes to Wrestling Inc.):
“Nobody has ever asked me, like straight up asked me, to come wrestle for them. Nobody.” Punk added, “[People have said] hey, if you ever wanna do anything… Nobody’s ever been like, ‘hey, here’s the deal, we’re having a show, we’re paying you X amount and you’re working this guy. Whaddaya say, yes or no?’ Nobody’s ever done that.”
“I don’t think so, it’s a hard question to answer, a lot’s happened this week,” Punk said. “I could definitely tell you if you asked me that question a week ago when I still felt like I had a foot in the grave, the answer [would have been] no, I don’t want anything to do with it. I feel like I’m out and the future is yet to be written, it’s a wide open book, it’s my story to tell. I’m just being real, I’m not going to sit here and be like, ‘No! No!’ Something might come up, some fun might be had.
“Right now my heart and my mind and my focus is 100% on Saturday and fighting. So does that mean fighting beyond Saturday? To me that means yes.”
You can watch the entire interview unfold below:
CM Punk discusses his UFC 225 return against Mike Jackson, winning his defamation lawsuit against WWE doctor Dr. Christopher Amann, making a potential return to pro wrestling, and more.
CM Punk Comments On A Return To Wrestling & His Perceived Reputation In MMA (Video) - Wrestlezone