CM Punk Talks About Possibly Fighting Outside Of The UFC


Former WWE Superstar and UFC fighter Phil "CM Punk" Brooks recently appeared as a guest on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show for an in-depth interview about his career and future plans. Featured below are some of the highlights.

On his run in the UFC and if he is considering another MMA fight after going 0-2: "There's absolutely no shame in taking a chance in your life, and I took a big chance. I feel like even speaking about this now, I feel like there is finality to it, but I don't want anybody to jump to conclusions and start making headlines. I got to talk to Duke. I got to get back to training, and I plan on doing that as soon as I wrap up this movie. So yeah, I look back on this stuff very fondly. I'm not ruling it out, but I'm also not throwing my name in a hat right away."

On if he is considering fighting for a promotion outside of the UFC: "I don't think it's UFC or bust, but I am definitely in a weird position. There's other places out there, but would I go, should I go? I still look at everything like 'the world is my oyster'. I'm fortunate enough that I can kind of pick and choose. I'll be the first to admit, you know me, I'm brutally honest, it probably doesn't make a lot of sense for me to fight in the UFC again. But we'll have to wait and see what happens."

On what he could have done better in his most recent UFC fight against Mike Jackson: "Yeah, I think I took the second round off, but I think I was clearing cobwebs out of my head. I think I maybe kind of woke up two or three minutes into the second round and it was probably too late by then."

Check out the complete CM Punk interview from Ariel Helwani's MMA Show below.