CM Punk experiment appears to be over for the UFC!
Former WWE superstar CM Punk and Mike Jackson opened the main card with a welterweight bout at UFC 225 PPV event Saturday night (June 9, 2018) from inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
After flopping in his UFC debut back in 2016, CM Punk who returned to UFC Octagon for his second fight, where he showed improved technique but ended up with a gruesome unanimous decision loss to Mike “The Truth” Jackson.
Punk showed some aggression and pressing the action early, but as time wore on, he gassed out, and Jackson take over the game.
UFC President Dana White praised CM Punk’s toughness and busted Mike Jackson for his performance at UFC 225.
White advised Punk should put a stop to his MMA career after two disappointing showing in UFC. (Via MMAFighting)
“Listen, he got clipped a lot in that fight, and it looked like he was hurt bad a couple of times. He stayed in there, he went for three rounds,” White said at Sunday’s UFC 225 post-fight press conference.
“It should be a wrap. The guy’s 39 years old. I love the guy. He’s the nicest guy in the world. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight in this fight, and yeah, I think he should call it a wrap.”
As per MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani, Punk was transported to a hospital and was discharged later with no serious injuries.
White blasted ‘complete f*cking idiot’ Mike Jackson for his performance:
“Michael Jackson, I’m not happy with,” White said. “This guy was acting like a goofball tonight. You get this opportunity to fight CM Punk and you’re doing like bolo punches to the body on top? Never looked like he was trying to finish the fight ever, right? Looked like he could have finished the fight a few times. Never tried. I don’t know what clowned Punkthat guy did for a living before we gave him this shot, but whatever it was he needs to go back and do that again. He’s 0-2 as far as I’m concerned.”
White wasn’t happy by Jackson’s effort after he showboated in a fight he was dominating. As per White, Jackson should have finished the fight earlier rather than clowned Punk.
“That’s it for his UFC career,” White said. “I wouldn’t put that kid in the Contender Series.”
“I got the sense that he’s a complete fucking idiot and I couldn’t wait for that fight to end and I regretted not putting it on Fight Pass,” White said. “That’s how I felt about it.”
What do you think of Dana White’s remarks on Mike Jackson Performance and you think CM Punk should retire from MMA after second defeat?