Pettis spoke with TMZ Sports after his victory over Stephen Thompson and he was asked if Punk is still training at Roufusport MMA Academy in Milwaukee.
Pettis said, “He is, man, CM Punk is still there. He’s doing more of the Jiu Jitsu and the rolling and the time he should have spent getting ready to fight is what he’s doing now because they put a lot of pressure on him. They made him come over with no experience and to fight on the biggest stage. I don’t know anybody that could do that. Not even some young kids.”
Pettis continued, “He is still training. I don’t know what his plan is. I know he’s doing some movies and a couple of other things but I’m not sure if he plans on fighting again or what, but I know he’s still training. He’s in the gym and that dude is a hard worker.”
“Not many people in the world could do what he did,” Pettis added. “It’s on the biggest stage. He fought some good guys [and] it’s not like he was fighting scrubs. He’s fighting good guys in the UFC and he’s training with killers. He’s training with me, [Tyron] Woodley and he comes in day in and day out and he’s getting his butt kicked, and just coming back. I give him props, man. No matter what, he did it.”
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