CM Punk has been Mr. Corporate since joing the UFC but all of his fans have been waiting for him to settle in and let his true personality shine through. I think they are finally seeing a glimpse of that.
In a Q&A session with SI.com Punk, real name Phil Brooks, ripped into his haters and reminded everyone of the good days when he dropped ‘Pipe Bombs’ on RAW.
“At the end of the day, it’s about me and not anyone else,” he told SI.com in a long Q&A this week. “But, yeah, I used to not be able to read or walk or ride a bike or drive a car. Those people who are down on me trying this? Shut the f*ck up and don’t watch the fight.”
“The people who are mad or think this is an embarrassment to the UFC or the sport?” Punk said. “I used to not be able to ride a bike. So when I was learning how to ride a bike, does Lance Armstrong come up to me and say: ‘Who the f*ck are you, trying to learn how to ride a bike?’ My attitude is punk rock across the board: Oh, you don’t think I should do it? Well, I’m going to do it and I’m going to try to be the best I f*cking can.”
This is the CM Punk UFC fans want to see and honestly it’s the one UFC execs need to sell fights. If Punk can get his skills to an above average level he will be more than capable of selling a few big fights in 2016.