According to Askren, because Punk has so many reasons for people to be jealous of him, that is why MMA fans hate on the former WWE Superstar.
Askren told MMAFighting.com:
“Maybe jealousy, I would guess that’s a pretty good answer,” ONE Championship titleholder and Roufusport teammate Ben Askren told MMA Fighting. “He’s been famous, he’s made a lot of money, he’s got a hot wife. There’s a lot of things about him that people would probably be jealous of. I would guess that’s it.”
As noted, a recent injury has resulted in Punk’s Octagon debut possibly being pushed back, as “The Best in the World” was originally shooting for his debut fight to take place at the end of this year or the very beginning of next year.