In the weeks following the UFC's unusual signing of pro wrestling superstar, CM Punk, more and more fighters have voiced their distaste with the situation. I'll admit that my inner rubber-necker wants to see how he does, but that's just morbid curiosity.
With the lead-up to the highly anticipated UFC 182, the main event stars, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier are in a whirlwind of PR assignments and press obligations with questions about anything and everything being lobbed at them from all sides. It comes as no surprise that Punk's signing would come up eventually, and Jones did not mince any words about how he feels on the topic in a recent interview with MMA Fighting.
"I just think it's unfair for the people who have been working their tails off to earn this opportunity," Jones said on Monday's edition of the radio show Chad Dukes Versus The World. "That's why I really hope UFC gives him a real opponent so we can watch him get knocked out."
"Every day I'm at the gym watching these kids training," said Jones, who meets Daniel Cormier on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 182. "These guys have no money and they're training their tails off, giving up everything to be a fighter. Living in the gym, eating turkey and peanut butter, bare minimum to chase this dream and then a superstar like him just gets to jump into the UFC just because he knows the right people and has a name."
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