CM Punk says that former UFC Heavyweight Champion (and reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion) Brock Lesnar recently offered to help train him for his UFC debut.
During an interview with Wisconsin News TMJ4, Punk spoke about Lesnar’s willingness to help him train.
“I’ve talked to [Brock Lesnar] and he’s offered all his help, even if it’s just bug him with a stupid question. It’s cool to know he supports me. He’s a good guy to know, I think… I think MMA is pro wrestling. If you go back to the early 1900’s and the whole genesis of professional wrestling, and then you go back to the early beginnings of MMA, it was all pro wrestlers… The characters, the action, the media, the mouths. There’s a reason people are interested in this, whether it’s good or it’s bad, whether they love me or they hate me.
Punk also updated fight fans on when he’s expected to make his UFC debut. Previously, Punk said it would likely be taking place at end of 2015. Now, Punk says he’s “fully aware it could be later than that” (or earlier).
“…I’m not sure [when I’ll make my UFC debut]. My attitude is I’d fight tomorrow, but I’d pretty much know the outcome. I’m on an accelerated path. This is college and I’m cramming four years of college into one year… I’ve been [at Roufusport] a little over one month now. Five more months we’re going to sit down and we’re going to talk, and we’re going to see where my weight’s at, we’re going to see how I feel. It’s no longer just up to me. It’s up to my coaches. This is just a guess, October, November, December. But we’ll see. I’m fully aware it could be later than that, could be earlier than that.””