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Bill Goldberg on CM Punk: 'He should not fight in the UFC, that would be blasphemy'

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Pro-wrestling star Bill Goldberg thinks a second UFC bout for CM Punk would be a 'slap in the face' to all the other legitimate MMA fighters.

Bill Goldberg recently spoke about a fellow pro-wrestling star in CM Punk, who made his MMA debut at UFC 203. According to the former WWF and WCW champion, if Punk decided to continue fighting, he definitely should not have his second bout in the world's biggest promotion.

"There’s no question he should not fight in the UFC. That would be blasphemy," Goldberg told Submission Radio. "It would be a slap in the face to all the guys who work their asses off to make it to prelims on Fox, on undercards and on the main event card."

"At the end of the day, from a promoter’s standpoint, from a competitor’s standpoint, from his standpoint, there’s no logic to him stepping in that octagon again. If he still has the passion for it and wants to train and compete, then yeah, lower-level shows are where he needs to be."

While Punk and Goldberg became two of the biggest stars in the pro-wrestling industry, they never really crossed paths or got to know each other during their careers. While he admits to not knowing Punk's actual motives, he likened the transition to Brock Lesnar's attempt at joining the NFL back in 2004.

"To see a guy at an advanced age, that’s a professional at a given sport, and then wants to transition to something else, obviously you look at motives behind it, and I truly believe that the kid loves fighting. It’s something like Brock trying professional football," he said. "I don’t liken it to (Brock) doing fighting because that’s a logical transition, but for him to play football without any high-school or any collage experience and try to play in the NFL, that’s like CM Punk trying to go into the UFC without any amateur fights. But Brock made a bigger splash I think than CM Punk did."

"But at the end of the day, man, I’m not gonna fault him for anything except for being not smart enough to understand the difference in quality as far as experience and as far as abilities concerned and let that override his desire to pursue a dream."

Punk made a disclosed $500,000 and most probably a cut of the pay-per-view buys for his UFC debut. While many fighters complained about the 'high' price tag, the UFC seems to have gotten him at a real bargain considering the numbers and the money he brought in.

Those numbers are likely going to drop for a possible second fight, but there is obviously still a lot of money to be made for the UFC, or other promoters who are already lining up in case they decide to pass on it.

Speaking of making the jump to combat sports, the 49-year-old Goldberg owns a Muay Thai gym, and was linked to a possible kickboxing debut with Glory last year. It never really panned out, but on the same interview above, he says he still trains frequently and that "the door will ever be closed on that."