The Associated Press (posted by Newsday) is featuring an interview with former WWE star Phil “CM Punk” Brooks where he talks about getting the opportunity to do commentary for an upcoming MMA event that will air live on UFC’s Fight Pass.
As reported earlier, Punk will be joining commentary for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships event on December 14 along with Mike Gill and Brian Palakow.
“Somebody at home is probably thinking, ‘Hmm, that’s barbaric, I can’t relate to that, I’ve never been punched in the face. I kind of want to humanize everybody, get to the bottom of their story, who they are and why they do what they do.”
Punk also went into depth about his MMA career going forward after two losses in the UFC and why he went about it a very different way compared to others.
“Since my last fight, I’ve been juggling a half-dozen things. I kind of gave myself a deadline of the beginning of the new year to find out what is coming next. I don’t rule anything out, absolutely not. I did things backward. I jumped in the deep end. But everybody’s path is different. I do think there needs to be a feeder system where people can get their feet wet. I was presented with an opportunity that, if I was talking to you today and didn’t do, I’d regret. I absolutely do not regret my decision one bit.”
Punk was also asked about wrestling fans still chanting his name at WWE events.
“You stop it and five years later people still talk about you? Fans still chant your name? That’s powerful to me.”