Former WWE Superstar CM Punk has had a failure of a career in UFC. With two back-to-back defeats inside the Octagon, Punk’s return to the Octagon seems to be a grave uncertainty.
Punk left WWE in 2014 to sign with UFC but little did he know that his MMA career won’t prove to be as glorious as his accomplishments in professional wrestling. Now, the longest reigning WWE Champion of The Modern Era has turned down what was deemed to be his third fight inside the cage with YouTube megastar Logan Paul.
In a recent interview with MMAFighting, Punk said, “I’m not fighting Logan Paul”
“I think this is one of the avenues where people will be like, ‘I don’t even know who Logan Paul is.’ Logan Paul is apparently a popular guy, but it’s not in any kind of avenue that I drive my car on. The only thing I know about him is he’s the guy who filmed the dead body in the Japanese suicide forest, which is don’t get me started on that, because I’ll say a bunch of stuff and then I’m sure somebody will make a YouTube video about it.”
Paul expressed his interest to enter the Octagon this past August and even called out UFC’s biggest draw Conor McGregor in the process. While his brother Jake Paul is persuading UFC President Dana White to make the Punk vs. Logan fight official, it turns out that the former WWE Superstar isn’t at all interested in fighting the once-banned YouTube personality.
Punk continued, “And I’m not into sharing that much of my time and my headspace and my life with somebody that did something that I feel is so reprehensibly disrespectful to the people of Japan, who I love. They’ll always have a special place in my heart. So, no. I’m not fighting him. I have no interest to.”
It is to be noted that Dana is also not interested in giving Logan a chance in UFC. Addressing the issue, White had publicly said,
“That guy would get murdered here. He would get hurt badly. If I ever let him fight in the UFC, I should be arrested.”