ESPN has an article up on CM Punk’s UFC signing. Dana White said the following:
“He wanted to fight here. He wanted to give it a shot, so we gave him an opportunity. It’s not like Brock Lesnar. We’re not going to throw the kitchen sink at him. Lesnar had a wrestling background. (CM Punk) going to fight a guy who is 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 — something like that. He’s been coming to fights for a long time and after his WWE contract was up, he called me and said he wanted to give it a shot. I said, ‘All right. We’ll give you a shot.'”
Phil Baroni called out CM Punk on Thursday before the announcement was made.
@fromyrowbrian I'll Smash his whiny bitch ass… @cmpunk WWE is so mean 2 me
— phil baroni (@philbaroni) December 4, 2014
Ronda Rousey, who has been known to be a big CM Punk fan, also commented.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) December 7, 2014
Michael Bisping said the following:
— michael (@bisping) December 7, 2014
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) December 7, 2014
Congratulations @CMPunk . A looooong way from Cristal River!
— MVP (@The305MVP) December 7, 2014
— Gregory Shane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) December 7, 2014