Former NFL star Shawne Merriman had some interesting comments to make about CM Punk during a recent appearance on FOX Sports Live.
Merriman, who tried out for the WWE last year, was asked for his thoughts about Punk jumping-ship to the UFC and revealed that the two have some personal issues.
“We have a little beef,” said Merriman on the FOX Sports 1 program. “We have a little history.”
Merriman continued, “I was talking to a friend, Eve [Torres-Gracie], who I met, who is a commentator-broadcaster for WWE. I said, ‘Hey, how you guys doin?’ I saw her at the hotel. ‘What you guys out here for?’ We had a good conversation and she walked off. Next thing I know this guy goes out and puts on Twitter that I got ‘dissed’ by one of the WWE women and I’m sitting there like, ‘What are you talking about?'”
From there, Merriman let the insults fly.
“And this is coming from a guy who was wearing a small speedo/thong next to the pool, so he’s obviously not that tough. For him to talk the way he did and then go into the UFC — I think it’s a complete joke.”
Merriman concluded, “It’s personal. It’s a little bit more than personal, and I would love to have my shot at him one day.”
You can watch a clip of Shawne Merriman talking about CM Punk on FOX Sports Live by clicking here.
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