UFC President Dana White made an appearance on the MMA Roasted Podcast where he discussed the criticism surrounding CM Punk’s second loss in the promotion at UFC 225 last weekend in Chicago against Mike Jackson.
White said it’s easy to sit in your living room and “talk sh*t.”
“After this last fight, the guy has got balls man, he’s got guts. He went on the world stage and he gave it two shots man. A lot of people talk sh*t about CM, well get in there. Come on over. Have a fight and fight one of these guys. It’s easy to sit in your living room and talk sh*t. This guy was a huge star in WWE and he came over here and put it all on the line twice man in front of the whole world. If people can’t respect that, then they’re a f*cking idiot.”
White was asked if Punk’s trainers should have talked him out of fighting again after his first initial loss to Mickey Gall back in 2016.
“You can’t tell somebody ‘don’t do the thing that you want to do the most. CM Punk wanted to be a UFC fighter and he wanted to come here. He wanted it so bad that he dropped everything and focused on nothing but mixed martial arts. If you talk to his team, next time you talk to Dick Roufus or Pettis, or any of those guys and talk about how this guy was driving back and forth from Chicago, how he would drive for hours and then train forever, you know. They all ended up respecting him. The guy went in there and put it all on the line.”
White reiterated comments following UFC 225 that Punk was done in the UFC.
“I don’t think he really wants a third chance.”
Quote excerpts courtesy of MMANYTT.com.