“I understand how they feel (about my contract with UFC),” Brooks said of his critics. “And they’re probably a little bit justified in that. But if I based all my decisions in my life off of what somebody else thought of me on Twitter, I wouldn’t be here right now. I don’t want to, in 10 years, wake up one morning and constantly be that guy that says, ‘What if? Man, I really wish I did this.’ “
“I’m a little bit crazy, obviously,” he added. “I don’t know if people think that I think I’m absolutely sane for making this decision. That’s not the case. This is just something that I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I didn’t try.”
Punk also talked about how he explained everything to his fight. AJ is shown at 2:30 in the video below.