Coach Roufus Says Promoters Interested In CM Punk


UFC 203 saw the highly anticipated professional MMA debut of former professional wrestler CM Punk, who was tapped out by Mickey Gall in just over two minutes of the very first round. However, despite the beating the former WWE Heavyweight Champion received in his UFC debut, he is not done venturing into the world of mixed martial arts.

According to Punk and his head coach, he's going to keep it up. 

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"I definitely want to keep going. I just fell off a bike. I'm not just going to shove it and leave it in the middle of the street. I've got to get back to the ride…” said Punk.

Punk has been training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Roufus Sport with longtime combat sports fighter/coach Duke Roufus.

Roufus recently spoke to the people at Sherdog to discuss what the former professional wrestler has in store for himself next.

"He's got some stitches (around) his eye and he had some cauliflower ear that blew up during the fight so he has to get those healed up…I know he wants to get back on the mat and keep working. I had a plethora of promoters reach out to me but I'm not his manager. People have shown great interest in working with him” said Roufus.

Outside of competing in MMA, Roufus also stated that Punk may be competing in some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments as well.

"The game is faster, stronger, more explosive in the Octagon and that's the lesson that I think he learned the most, is to train more and work harder," added Roufus. "I think we're going to see him do some jiu jitsu tournaments to get some more competition rounds in as well... I think he's going to (fight again)."

We're told that CM Punk has returned to training at the gym.

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