Jinder Mahal has clarified to SportsKeeda that he won't actually be walking his buddy Arjan Bhullar out to the Octagon at UFC 215.
He'll just be, you know, sitting in the stands like a normal person.
"I'm just going to be in attendance. I will be there in attendance. I will be there cheering him on. So that's my only involvement. You know, he's good friend of mine. Also first Indian UFC fighter, so I'm very happy for that. I wish nothing but success to him. I will be there only cheering him on."
CM Punk may be somewhere fuming.
Arjan Bhullar, the first Indian UFC fighter, will be accompanied to the famed Octagon by WWE Champion Jinder Mahal next month at UFC 215. The two worked out together recently, and Bhullar posted a photo of the two on his Instagram.
Jinder Mahal noted in a video with Daily Hive that he knew who Bhullar was because of his amateur wrestling background.
You may remember that around three years ago CM Punk mentioned on Colt Cabana's Art Of Wrestling Podcast that he wasn't permitted to accompany friend Chael Sonnen to the cage for a January 2012 UFC fight because of Vince McMahon's fear of a fighter dying in the cage. Later, Triple H would walk former WrestleMania performer Floyd Mayweather to the ring for a boxing match.
UFC 215 emanates from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on September 9.