CM Punk Says That Once He Finishes Up His Other Projects, He'll Get Back To MMA Training

CM Punk is keeping busy.

On June 9th former 5-time WWE World Champion CM Punk had his second fight in the UFC in his hometown of Chicago, IL at UFC 225 and fell in defeat to Mike Jackson. The fight was one that drew criticism from those who viewed it, the commentators and even UFC President Dana White who felt as if Mike Jackson could've ended the fight with Punk sooner than he did.

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Since then CM Punk has found himself involved in the acting world as he has a role in the Soska Sisters' remake of the horror film 'Rabid' that April "AJ Lee" Mendez is featured in too. Punk has reportedly secured another role in a horror film that is imminently named 'Team Player' and on top of those projects, Punk is one of the hosts of the Netflix series 'Ultimate Beastmaster'. CM Punk has been keeping himself busy and 411Mania's Jeffrey Harris recently had the chance to catch up with him for an interview. Punk was asked about MMA and if he's still open to being involved in the sport and he had the following to say:

"Yeah, of course. From January until my fight, I was inundated with offers to do all kinds of other stuff, but focus had to be on the fight and the camp and all that stuff. So, what I’m doing now since my fight is I’m finishing all these other projects that I’ve been doing." He said. "Today’s my first day off from a four-week movie shoot. It’s week three, and this is like the first day that I’m off. Prior to that, I was up in Toronto working on a Soska Sisters remake of the legendary [David] Cronenberg film Rabid. It’s a film I’m working on now. They’re kind of futzing with the title, but I think they’ve settled on Girl on the Third Floor, and there’s a whole bunch of other stuff in the queue I’m kinda just working on and working my way through. As soon as I wrap here, I’ll be right back in the gym." 

It was brought up how things are exciting for Punk right now seeing as how he is keeping himself busy. Punk stated that he is trying to keep things exciting and interesting and stated that the difference between his life now compared to how it used to be is that he is living in the moment more.

"I’m trying, I’m trying to keep busy." He says. "I think the main difference about how life used to be and how I am now is instead of worrying about what’s next while the current project is going on, I’m more in the moment. I’m enjoying what I’m doing. I think that’s why I love MMA training so much just because you’re there, and you’re not worried about what’s behind. I’m worried about what’s in front of me right now. The experience I’m currently having on this movie project is amazing. It’s heavy lifting, it’s long hours, and it’s hard work, and that’s perfect for me." He concluded.


While the 'All In' hype was hot, CM Punk was one of the names that fans wanted to see at the event. The man who was in the opening match of 'All In', Scorpio Sky wanted to see Punk there as well and he sent out a tweet which read that Punk's love of professional wrestling would've returned if he attended 'All In'. To read more into that, click here.


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