His arrival in the UFC was pretty heralded, but the pesky task of actually learning how to do mixed martial arts has kept former pro wrestler CM Punk on ice for almost two years since the initial announcement. But now he’s slated to finally have his debut – against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 – so the media rounds are being made.
And lo and behold, Punk has already broached the topic of getting a title shot.
As per MMAFighting:
“I know people think this is a publicity stunt, I’m never going to set foot in the Octagon,” he acknowledged. “I look forward to proving them wrong, but to me, it’s not super far-fetched to be like, ‘You know what? What if I put three or four wins together? Who’s to say I don’t get a title shot?’
“I’m a very positive thinking person. Of course I’m not going to saddle myself with this negativity that’s, ‘Oh, that’s it for me’. Because to me in life, it’s so cliche and it sounds so corny, so Karate Kid-like, but it’s not about getting knocked down. It’s about how many times you get up. That’s why I train the way I do. I get knocked down in training every day, so on Sept. 10th I won’t get knocked down.”
Dude, chill. Get a win before talking that nonsense.