During a recent episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast, host Joe Rogan was joined by Muay Thai kickboxer and MMA fighter Joe Schilling where they discussed CM Punk’s second loss in MMA at UFC 225 this past weekend in Chicago.
Schilling talked about being confused about Punk’s presentation in his MMA career where he went from being “cocky and confident” on WWE television to then giving speeches about believing in yourself when it comes to trying something challenging.
Rogan, who was critical of Punk being part of the main card for UFC 225, did his best to remain complimentary about Punk as a person. However, as an MMA fighter, Rogan again pointed out the flaws in Punk’s game and aspirations going forward.
“He’s a very nice guy. He’s a hard worker. He does not have athletic talent. He’s missing a lot…he’s a showman. When he was in the WWE, he was allowed to say (screams) ‘I am the f*cking man!’ Throw his arms up in the air. They had it scripted so he was the man. But, you know, when you are in there with a guy like Mike Jackson, who had ZERO fear of being in there with him and just was so casual and popping him in the face any time he wanted to.”
Rogan also talked about being cageside for the fight, calling the whole thing “very weird.”
“When you see CM Punk holding his hands up and moving stiff and throwing kicks, you’re like, oh Jesus. I don’t like that being on Pay Per View. I understand they are selling Pay Per View cards, but Pay Per View and the UFC should be elite fighters. He (Punk) doesn’t have any talent. He doesn’t have any physical talent.”
If you missed it over the weekend, Wrestleview Live discussed the fight between Punk and Jackson at UFC 225 in detail just minutes after it concluded on PPV.