Ted Gruber of Red Eye Chicago recently interviewed former WWE star and now UFC fighter CM Punk about the Hulk Hogan controversy as well as Daniel Bryan texting him when he announced that he joined the UFC. Here are the highlights.
On the Hulk Hogan controversy:
“I don’t really have a comment on it. Like I said, though, stuff that you say can come back and bite you in the ass. Everybody gets what they deserve in the world. Hopefully he issued a sincere apology and we can all move on from it.
“We all have said stupid things and I don’t think you should judge somebody on what they said a long time ago. But some of the stuff is harsher than other things. It is what it is.”
On Daniel Bryan texting him on his UFC career:
“I thought it was pretty cool. Everybody in WWE whether they admit it or not are big fans of the UFC. Like everything else they are 10 years behind the curve on everything, but they are slowly warming up to MMA. Now it’s all Ronda Rousey. But a couple of years ago when I mentioned her they told me the sport was despicable. Everything they are doing now is something I told them five years ago. They live in a bubble. When you are on the road this much, you are ‘all in’ and nothing else matters; I lived in a bubble.
“They built this empire and they are the best at what they do. But they still have no [bleeping] idea what goes on outside their bubble.”