The two fight MMA veteran doesn’t think the winless Punk should ever compete in professional MMA anymore.
“One hundred percent not,” Jackson said to Bloody Elbow. “Look, not to say he can’t get better or anything like that, but this is a fighting sport. You saw what I did to his face. No one needs to go through that again. You have to understand that this is a dangerous sport, and it can take years off this guy’s life. He was just fortunate enough that I didn’t hit him with the sleeper — that’s really what it comes down to. He needs to take this L and he needs to call it quits as far as MMA goes.”
Jackson feels Punk has improved as a fighter, but he didn’t improve enough in the end.
“We don’t have much to watch, so we don’t know what he’s improved on,” Jackson said. “But I feel he did improve somewhat. You can’t be in the gym for two years and not improve a little bit. So of course he improved, but he didn’t improve to my level.”
UFC President Dana White somewhat echoed the sentiments made by Jackson, saying Punk’s time in the UFC may have come to an end.