The long-awaited MMA debut of CM Punk is almost here! Inside MMA’s Ron Kruck caught up with the WWE star turned mixed martial artist. Ron Kruck has more with CM Punk, FRIDAY on Inside MMA!
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UFC 203 Countdown takes you inside the lives and training camps of six athletes, each one on a mission to prove himself the world. This episode features Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem, Fabricio Werdum, Travis Browne, CM Punk and Mickey Gall.
-The first caller noted that Punk has worked in front of big crowds, and then asked Gall about how he will cope with it. Gall said he’s fought in front of some big crowds before, just not this big. He said he has fought in front of roughly one hundred friends and family before. He said
-Gall was asked about the FS1 documentary on Punk. He said he has been watching it, and Punk and his wife seem like “cool people.” He also said the director Rory (Karpf) does a good job. He said there’s a difference between performing in front of so many people and fighting in front of them.
-Punk said nothing has surprised him about his venture into MMA. He said people say he didn’t know what he was getting into, but he did. He spoke about training at the best gym in the world with the best fighters.
After months of rehabbing a shoulder injury, CM Punk is eager to get back in the gym. Once he’s finally cleared to train again, Punk makes positive strides and learns the name of his first opponent in the UFC. He also takes a fan comic book shopping and celebrates Christmas with his wife.