Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Does CM Punk have the tools to compete in the MMA world?

Last Saturday night during UFC 181, the popular MMA organization broke the internet after announcing the signing of Phil Brooks, better known as his stage name, CM Punk. CM Punk has competed and held titles in wrestling organizations such as: Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), Ring of Honor (ROH), and most recently,World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Over the years, he has gained a loyal fan base, mainly because of his style of wrestling, and his personalty in and outside of the ring. Now, having already accomplished so much in the wrestling industry, the question that comes in mind to many is, can CM Punk do the same in the MMA world?

Even though, CM Punk has a 0-0 MMA record, he still has a chance of doing well in the MMA world. Yes, I am aware that professional wrestling isn't real, but that doesn't change the fact that the wrestlers have to work extremely hard not only in the gym, but also in the ring as well. They're ability to take punishment and give their all every night while competing is truly impressive. I never wrestled before but, I'm confident that it takes a lot of endurance, cardio, and bravery to do what these wrestlers do. The point I'm trying to make here is, I think CM Punk can easily make the transition into MMA because of his pro wrestling background. In case you didn't know, CM Punk has a Kenpo background, he's friends with UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, and is currently training Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Will MMA be a one time thing? Will he be the next UFC champ? Which division will he compete in? Who knows for sure what the future holds for CM Punk, but I must said, I am stoked to see him compete in 2015. Good Luck!