January 22, 2019

"I'm Done With Professional Wrestling" — CM Punk

09 June 2018, 02:27 | Anna Jefferson

WWE news: CM Punk speaks out on wrestling return ahead of UFC 225 | Daily Star

CM Punk comments on the possibility of returning to pro-wrestling

Stemming back to the now infamous podcast back on Thanksgiving 2015 with CM Punk, he has been caught up in a defamation case brought forward by WWE physician Chris Amann relating to the most downloaded wrestling podcast of all time.

"Yesterday I said a bunch of stuff about wrestling, about how I'd never gotten a true offer... that does not mean I want to wrestle". I don't want anything to do with you.

"To be honest with you, in a year and a half's time [since his last fight] and you have to think who he is and his schedule, trying to find time to train, on top of just being almost 40 years old and being in professional wrestling, these are all variables that you have to consider".

The Voices Of Wrestling podcast covered the trial this week, specifically some of the things Punk told the media after the jury verdict.

Punk has been heavily linked with an appearance at the upcoming All In event on September 1 in recent weeks.

At UFC 225, Punk will battle Mickey Gall in a welterweight bout. It doesn't matter what I say, I've said no and no, no, no, so many times that people just always kind of are like, 'Oh, so there's a chance?' "I'm done, I'm done, I'm done with professional wrestling", Punk said. If he loses again on Saturday, there's no real way to argue about him continuing in UFC and I'm not sure where else he'll fight in MMA. Wrestling is in the rear view mirror.

Ronda is now scheduled to face Nia Jax for the Raw Women's Championship at Money in the Bank on June 17, while Punk's next UFC outing takes place this Saturday against Mike Jackson.

In fact, in an interview with earlier this week, Punk revealed that no one's ever actually asked him to come and wrestle for them - and if they did, he wouldn't say no for certain.

"I don't think so, it's a hard question to answer, a lot's happened this week. But it didn't. I was just one of the cattle". "They don't know me cause I don't have that kind of exposure". "I'm not gonna sit here and be like 'no, no.' Something might come up, some fun might be had". "To me that means yes".

Now Jackson doesn't fault Punk for wanting to compete much less accepting a six-figure salary from the UFC to do it, but he still believes the 39-year old martial arts novice is fighting for a much different reason than every other person stepping into that Octagon on Saturday night.

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