UFC rookie CM Punk is getting closer to his MMA debut but he could not help himself react to Conor McGregor’s comments about WWE superstars. In a recent interview, CM Punk said that his former co-workers “got worked” by McGregor and he thinks that only a few remaining wrestlers are really tough.
“I think the thing that shocked me the most about what Conor said was the number of people who work there who responded to him, who should know better. I don’t feel they got worked — they got worked,” Punk told Hot 97.
I didn’t mean no disrespect to the @wwe fans. What I meant to say was that I’d slap the head off your entire roster. And twice on Sunday’s.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 7, 2016
The former WWE champion knows a thing or two about giving comments like that to get attention. He is famous for his “pipe bomb” in 2011 that launched him into superstardom. As for McGregor, he is selling UFC 202 and he just got a lot of wrestling fans to buy the pay-per-view to see him get beat by Nick Diaz.
Hot 97 also asked CM Punk if there are any superstars that can go toe-to-toe with McGregor. The rookie MMA fighter noted that there were a lot of tough people in the WWE back then but not anymore. He mentioned that the WWE only have a handful of superstars in that locker are tough.
“There’s tough guys in wrestling. You have to be tough to be in wrestling. Do you have to be tough to be in that locker room? Not anymore. It’s a different world and it’s a different business. Not only from when I started but from when I was there,” Punk said.
CM Punk will finally make his MMA debut at UFC 203 in Cleveland against Mickey Gall. He is currently an underdog but he is confident about his chances in defeating Gall.
“I’m gonna win. I’ve never been more confident about something in my entire life,” Punk said, via MMA Fighting.
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