ESPN’s Marc Raimondi interviewed CM Punk to talk about a wide range of topics including wrestling and MMA. Punk continues to train regularly at Roufusport but noted in this interview that he’s not sure where things stand regarding his future in UFC.
“I don’t have any date. I don’t even know what I’m gonna do. I love the s— out of it, so I still do it.”
After Punk had a successful career in the WWE, he later took his talents to the Octagon in the UFC. Punk is willing to fight again but until he gets the call from UFC brass, he’ll continue to train and do commentary for CFFC.
“Yeah, maybe. It definitely feels like that,” Punk admitted. “There’s a gray area, obviously. Man, I would love to get a W, but I’m f—ing old. Training camps aren’t easy when you’re old and you have as many miles on your body as I do. I break everything down into, ‘Do I love this? No, I don’t love it? Then I’m not gonna do it anymore.’ And training and CFFC are things that I very much love to do, so I’m gonna continue to do them.”
The former WWE Champion fought Mike Jackson in a welterweight bout at the UFC 225 pay-per-view event in June 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. As seen in the fight, Jackson was able to pick up the unanimous decision win. He lost in his MMA debut against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September of 2016 by first round submission.
Punk continued, “I think I’m just kind of floating right now. But have I been offered anything? No, I haven’t. Every time somebody calls me, though, I’m like, “Oh, this is it, I’m cut.” I think I’ve come to terms with it. I’d be like, ‘All right.’
“There’s people out there that will read this interview and for some reason complete strangers will get furious about what’s going on in other people’s lives. I don’t pretend to say what’s fair and what’s right. I just roll with the situation I’m in. If I was gonna fight again, should it be in the UFC? Probably not. But again, I’m not gonna … be like, ‘Hey, you should cut me.’ It’ll happen or it won’t happen. I’m not worried about it.”