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New CM Punk Interview Gets Uncomfortable Quickly

Current UFC fighter & former WWE Champion CM Punk was recently interviewed by Complex Magazine where things became awkward quickly.

On not wanting to talk about the WWE:

“I don’t feel like fielding questions about it [WWE]. I’ve been there, I’ve done that and I’ve accomplished everything I was going to.”

What fighting discipline he’s working to improve:

“I work on everything… It’s a boring answer, because it’s kind of a boring question. This is mixed martial arts. I’m not in there one day, working on one specific thing, I’m in there everyday, working on everything. My defense, my wrestling defense, my striking defense. And not only do you have to defend, but you’re being judged by three people who don’t always see what other people are seeing.”

When asked if he’s intimidated to go from wrestling to the UFC, Punk became defensive and confrontational with the interviewer:

Punk: “I get this question a lot, and it’s like you guys think I’m an idiot. Like I didn’t know MMA wasn’t pre-determined or something like that. Have you ever tweeted at me, ‘Hey, do you know what you’re getting into?’”

Interviewer: “I never have.”

“Okay. It sounds like you might have.”

“I don’t mean to put you on the defensive…”

“I’m not on the defensive. Your question is insulting. You’re asking me if I know the difference between the WWE and the UFC?”

“That’s not what I’m asking.”

“That’s exactly what you’re asking… You say my fans say that? You’re mistaken. My fans do not say that. I wouldn’t say anything to them [my critics]. I don’t justify stupidity with an answer. I don’t give a s–t what anybody thinks of me, whether I’m going to fight or not. I know what I’m going to do. If I did anything in my life based on someone’s negative opinion on me, I would never f–king leave my house. My fans are people who don’t tweet negative s–t at me.”

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Source: Complex.com