Bobby Fish Confirms Free Agent Status, Challenges CM Punk To A Fight

Bobby Fish has confirmed his contract status.

On August 31, Fightful Select reported that Fish's contract with AEW was coming up and that it would not be renewed. Fish last appeared on the August 3 episode of AEW Dynamite when he, Kyle O'Reilly & Adam Cole turned on The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson).

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Speaking on his Undisputed podcast, Fish confirmed his free agent status.

"Truth be told, since May, I have tried to get Tony Khan to sit down with me no less than five times to ask permission to do a kickboxing fight. It was actually something that I talked with other people in the company about, but I could never nail Tony down. In Tony's defense, he's a busy man, especially on TV days. It is what it is. I wanted permission to do a fight. I couldn't get there with Tony. Now, it's no secret, I don't need anyone's permission at this point," Fish said.

During the podcast, Fish was told of CM Punk's press conference following AEW All Out when he called out Colt Cabana, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Hangman Page. After Punk's comments, a fight reportedly broke out between Punk, Ace Steel and the Bucks and Omega.

Upon learning the details of the altercation, Fish said, "I'll indulge. Let's just make this a formal invitation to Phil [CM Punk]. I'm down. If that's the direction he wants to go, he can pick the time, the place, we can do it in Chicago. It can be boxing, kickboxing, MMA. We can do this bare knuckle. Whatever sounds good to Phil. He can pick the weight, the place, let's make it official. Phil, LET'S FUCKING GOOO!"

Fish also commented on Punk's kicks, saying, "They're atrocious. You heard on the sheets, he came out throwing haymakers, he didn't come out throwing kicks. He ain't hitting anybody with those."

Fish previously said he would hit the ring if someone called him out on television when speaking about Punk calling out Hangman in an unscripted moment on AEW Dynamite. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

Fightful Select has details on the altercation between Punk, Steel, and the Elite and continues to report on the situation and the fallout from the incident.

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