UFC legend and Hall of Famer "The Natural" Randy Couture, who has starred in a number of films, spoke with Wrestling Inc. Managing Editor Nick Hausman on a recent edition of the Wrestling Inc. Daily on a number of topics such as his thoughts on top AEW Star CM Punk’s short UFC career and what the top AEW Star could have done differently when he just started out in the UFC so that he could have succeeded.
Randy Couture said:
“The fans can be brutal. That’s just a fact.” “You’re only as good as your last fight, and that’s how you distinguish your real friends and true people that are in your circle. Fans want to see winners, and they’re very critical. That’s more of an American thing, honestly, than anything else. They’re not so much that way in Japan and some of the other marketplaces. He jumped right in at the highest level, and he kind of tried to pull a James Toney and jump in at the highest level.”
“And you got to give James Toney his credit for his boxing credentials but some of that does not translate to MMA, and I think CM did a good job of trying to train, trying to learn as much as he could, but he jumped into fights that were that were, frankly, a little over his head. I think he could have given himself more time to technically train and get some foundation, a solid foundation, for fighting under his belt before he jumped into some of those bigger fights. He may have had a little more success.”
You can check out Randy Couture's comments in the video below: