While speaking to on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, CM Punk’s coach Duke Roufus talked about Punk’s potential second fight in the UFC.
“[UFC President Dana White] and the matchmakers had their weekly matchmaking meeting yesterday, and we’ll get some news soon,” said Roufus this week. “Just think the first time you step in the Octagon, there’s something special you’ve got to deal with getting in there. For Punk, this sounds really weird, but now he knows what a beating feels like – a real beating.”
“I think [a loss like Punk suffered at UFC 203 in September of 2016] will help a lot of fighters to the point of haunting them, like, ‘No, I don’t want to feel this way ever again,'” Roufus said. “It’s not the physical. These guys are tough. It’s the mental anguish. You don’t want to feel that depressing, embarrassing feeling of getting beat up in front of God and everyone. It’s no fun. It’s been great motivation for him.”
You can check out the full interview here.