Since the UFC announced it has signed Punk to a deal, Pendred has made it clear he’d be willing to welcome the former pro-wrestler to the Octagon. Then more recently, the two hurled verbal shots at each other on Twitter once again, and people took notice…
Well, since then, Pendred has authored an opinion piece for the “Irish Mirror”, and not surprisingly, he took aim at Punk one more time. Here is some of what Pendred had to say.
A hell of a lot of UFC fighters have been calling him out, trying to organise a fight with him because there’s a lot of bucks in it given he’s such high a profile draw.
He’s ignored them all, so the fact he got onto me makes me think he might fancy himself against me, which is quite funny in truth.
I’d love it. It would be a bit of fun. He’ll probably be humiliated on his debut but the UFC will continue to use him to attract more supporters.
Pendred is currently booked to fight Tom Breese at UFC Fight Night 76, which will go down in Dublin on October 24th. Now, would the UFC consider book Pendred-Punk, considering all the buzz that’s been tied to their exchanges? Probably not.
After all, the Irish fighter has fought 20 times and carries a 17-3 record. While most people likely don’t see Pendred winning the welterweight title any time soon, chances are the UFC wouldn’t throw Punk to him. In fact, some commissions, likely many, wouldn’t even sign off on the match-up.