It remains to be seen whether CM Punk has success in the Octagon, but another man who made his name in pro-wrestling, says the aspiring fighter will do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Unless all your senses completely shut down when you hear and or see anything related to the WWE, then you know that Mick Foley is a legend in pro-wrestling. Recently, the WWE Hall of Famer appeared on Chael Sonnen’s podcast, “You’re Welcome“, and Foley was asked to weigh-in on Punk’s MMA budding, fighting career.
Here is some of what Foley had to say (quote via MMA Mania.com):
“When I’ve been asked about it — and I don’t get asked much — I just say ‘look, I don’t know how he’s going to do. Honestly, I don’t know,'” Foley said. “But I know that no one will outwork him. No one will out train him and he will leave it all out there in the Octagon. I know he is taking it very seriously and we will all find out. Like I said, if he’s not successful, it won’t be for lack of trying.”
Foley’s comments are in keeping with reports that have come out of Punk’s home gym, Roufusport. The team’s coach, Duke Roufus, has had nothing but praise for Punk’s work ethic, and ONE champ Ben Askren has also relayed the same.
Punk’s UFC debut has yet to be determined. Initially, it looked like he would complete in his first bout before the year is out, but based off recent comments from Punk and Roufus, it could go down in early 2016.
The Illinois resident was signed by the UFC last December, and news of the deal immediately lit up the internet.