CM Punk Interview: Moving On From Wrestling, Hogan Racism Controversy

Former WWE Superstar turned UFC fighter CM Punk recently spoke with Ted Gruber of to promote his professional MMA debut, which he’s hoping will take place before the end of the year. Here are some highlights of what he said about:

If He’s Sick Of People Asking Him About Returning to WWE:

“Yes and no. It irks me a little bit because I think it’s the same people that are asking it. But at the same time you have to roll with the punches because it comes with the territory. It’s probably what I’m most known for, and there are fans out there that miss me in that venue. I am not one to draw in the past and I’m sailing on.”

His Reaction To Hulk Hogan’s Racism Controversy:

“I don’t really have a comment on it. Like I said, though, stuff that you say can come back and bite you in the ass. Everybody gets what they deserve in the world. Hopefully he issued a sincere apology and we can all move on from it. We all have said stupid things, and I don’t think you should judge somebody on what they said a long time ago. But some of the stuff is harsher than other things. It is what it is.”

Daniel Bryan Supporting His MMA Career:

“I thought it was pretty cool. Everybody in WWE whether they admit it or not are big fans of the UFC. Like everything else, they are 10 years behind the curve on everything, but they are slowly warming up to MMA. Now it’s all Ronda Rousey. But a couple of years ago when I mentioned her they told me the sport was despicable. Everything they are doing now is something I told them five years ago. They live in a bubble. When you are on the road this much, you are “all in” and nothing else matters; I lived in a bubble. They built this empire and they are the best at what they do. But they still have no [bleeping] idea what goes on outside their bubble.”

* Video: First Footage Of CM PUNK’s MMA Training

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