Monday, December 5, 2022

Video: Green Power Ranger Responds To CM Punk, Issues New Challenge

The on-again, off-again battle of former fake super-heroes, “The Best in the World” CM Punk and “The Green Power Ranger” Jason David Frank continues, with the latest round centering around a new video rant Frank posted on YouTube addressing comments Punk made about him in public, before issuing a new challenge to the former WWE Superstar turned UFC prospect.

In the video, which you can watch in full above, a number of clip excerpts of Punk being asked about, or referencing the actor in various comic conventions and other media gatherings are played, followed by a lengthy response from the former Green Power Ranger himself.

The opening clip features Punk answering questions about the actor challenging him to a fight in the past during a public Q&A at a Comic-Con.

“I just saw him,” said Punk of Frank in the old clip included in the above video. “:He came over and he’s very happy that a lot of people are giving him Facebook hits, or something like that. He was very elated that there was many people joining his Facebook because people want to see me and him fight for some reason.”

One fan then yells out, telling Punk that he’s a fan, but that there’s no way Punk “will be able to take him” (in a fight). Punk jokingly replies, “Which ‘Power Ranger’ was he again? [The crowd laughs].”

From there, the clip switches to a solo shot of Jason David Frank talking directly into the camera, addressing his “nemesis,” CM Punk.

“Yo, CM, this is a response to your video at C2E2, alright?” said Frank. “First of all, I’ve done several shows with you, man. You’re the one that started this, you’re the one that went into the panel making fun of “Power Rangers” and agreeing and saying, ‘Yeah, I guess I’d fight him. What color ‘Ranger’ is he again? Hahaha.'”

“I’ve done two shows with you, we’ve talked …you lied about your jiu-jitsu, first of all,” Frank continued. “Second of all, you go to TMZ and you laugh it off like you don’t know who I am.”

The actor/fighter continues, “Okay? This is what bothers me — you go in there and you laugh it off like ‘Hehe, no I’ve never heard of a Power Ranger. No, [I] don’t know why the Green Ranger ..” but then you say “Green Ranger.” If you don’t know who I am dude, say you don’t know who I am.”

From there, the intensity and seriousness in Frank’s tone picked up as he began issuing yet another challenge to the former WWE grappler.

“And another thing at C2E2. You go to C2E2, you talk crap again in your panel, alright? You tell everyone …well, first of all you tell me to “f-off,” and then you give some stupid scenario about green arrow, or whatever point you’re trying to get across. Telling me I don’t tag you [and] telling me I’m a stalker. This is the fight world, dude. You have entered the UFC. You have entered one of the most dangerous sports of all times. The top UFC brand. I don’t care. You just put yourself on the line and you’re telling, ‘Oh, everyone wants to call me out!” Dude, I’ve been calling you out before you were even thinking about MMA. I’ve been calling you out for a year-and-a-half, and you have not responded.”

Frank continued with yet more of their back-story. “You went to Chicago Wizard World incognito — disguised, because I was there. Why don’t you come tell me? Why don’t you tell me to “f-off” in my face, dude? You tell me, ‘Oh, forget about it.’ I liked you. You’re a good dude, but after watching your panel at C2E2, it pisses me off, dude. And I don’t care about him saying, ‘Well, he’ll have another six months of social media.’ The bottom line is dude, I’ve reached out to thirty million fans in one week. This is not about social media. This is not about me wanting your ‘CM Punk money.'”

“Dude, I give out so much stuff [for] free at Comic-Cons,” Frank continued. “Either if they wanna buy stuff — they can. If not — they don’t have to. You? Have you? If you have, let’s do the challenge. How many people has gotten free stuff from “J.D.F.?” I take care of my fans. I love my fans. I spend four-to-five hours of social media [with them]. I don’t need press on you. What I want is you to fight.”

The former Green Power Ranger then directed a comment directly toward the UFC President.

“And Dana White, I’ll fight for free. It’s not about the ‘CM Punk money.'”

“Dude, I got more experience than you,” Frank said while switching gears to reference CM Punk once again. “I don’t care what the haters say. I don’t care if this video goes viral, I don’t care if one person sees it. The only person I want to see this video is you — CM Punk. That’s it.”

Frank continued, “So, I’m not sorry for what I’ve done. Yes, everybody wants a piece of you, and so do I. The difference is — I’ll fight you for free, because I don’t need money. You wish you had the “J.D.F.” life — that’s the bottom line. I don’t care if you have the CM Punk life and I have the “J.D.F.” life. Let’s shake hands — after we fight. That’s it. Bottom line. So my message is to you — CM Punk — eye-to-eye, call me. I tagged you. Respond on your video, because I’ll see you at the next Comic-Con. If I have to take a flight and see you myself, it’s not called stalking, it’s called the fight world. Can you say [Floyd] Mayweather, [Manny] Pacquiao, with all [of] the stuff going on, you’re gonna call them “stalkers?” No, you’re not.”

Frank finished up with yet another “bottom line” message for “The Best in the World.”

“The bottom line is, it’s gonna be one of the biggest fights in history — that’s it. So, this is what you do. Welcome to the UFC. I got more experience than you, buddy! There’s no reason why you should say “no.” So, that’s it. That’s the message. CM Punk, I still wanna fight. You’re an alright dude, but until we see eye-to-eye, I’m gonna keep challenging you until you talk to me.”

“Yeah, it’s “Morphin” time, buddy. It’s “Morphin” time,” Frank concluded.

Transcribed by Matt Boone (@MBoone420) for