CM Punk and Jack Swagger are both former WWE Champions who decided to take their careers to the MMA world. Punk has yet to win a fight in the UFC, but Swagger’s Bellator career has done pretty well so far.
While speaking to Sauce And Shram, Punk and Swagger were in the studio to discuss their careers and making that important transition from pro wrestling to fighting in a cage.
Punk admitted that he likes to do things backwards than the norm in a lot of ways although he can totally related to how Swagger is doing things.
“I like to do things absolutely backwards. I like to be like, ‘Oh fight in the UFC first fight, great. Just throw me in there and I’ll do my best with what I have at that time. You’re [Swagger] taking a slower approach which I appreciate the hell out of.”
“You’re training with a good team and to speak on that I love being able to train and when I go home if I get dinged up I’m in my own bed every night. It’s not like waking up at 5:30 and you’re afraid you’re going to miss your flight and there’s a connection and if you miss that connection you’re not gonna get home.”
“So I can appreciate that I’m not wanting to do that anymore and obviously people fighting and training is hard, but I think where we came from it’s almost going to make anything easy.”
“They say when you wrestle it makes everything in life easier and I think that’s a great perspective to have.”
CM Punk did come from a very busy world of traveling all over the place with WWE. He doesn’t have to be on the move so much now, but he still trains hard to sharpen his skills just in case UFC gives him another fight.
Pro wrestling and MMA are very different, but there is some crossover. Of course, in the same way that it makes things easier there could be many more difficulties in MMA that aren’t present in WWE. So far, both Swagger and Punk seem to be happy with their decisions.
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