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UFC Star Rips CM Punk, Says Signing Is Ridiculous

He might do great, but why does he get a chance? He’s an amateur. You’re going to put an amateur in there with pros? That makes us all amateurs, so I think it’s ridiculous. As far as I’m concerned, f-ck him, f-ck the whole situation. Anybody who takes that fight is tripping.

Not everyone is excited about CM Punk coming to the UFC. Punk has now become the target of one angry UFC fighter who believes that Punk’s UFC deal is making a complete mockery of the sport and guess what…he’s right.

[adinserter block=”1″]It didn’t take long for CM Punk to get a taste of his own medicine. Remember, Punk has been outspoken for the last several years of guys walking into the WWE and getting WrestleMania main-events while the rest of the crew are working house shows and putting their time in. Punk is now in a similar situation on the opposite side in the UFC. The biggest difference however is that many in Punk’s new locker room don’t believe he has earned any of it.

UFC veteran Nate Diaz is the first big UFC star to publicly bash the signing. Diaz went off on Punk over the weekend and while he doesn’t wish any warm on Punk, he believes the entire situation is terrible for the UFC fighters and the sport as a whole.

I don’t dig it,” Diaz said. “He has got no fights. I know he’s a big draw. I looked him up. Everyone’s going to buy tickets. It’s going to be great for the venue and the UFC, but at the same time, it downgrades all the fighters.

Whether you are a Punk fan or not, you can’t argue with Diaz. Having a guy fight in the UFC with no fights under his belt or no amateur pedigree makes the entire sport look like a circus. It hurts the credibility of the sport and the fighters. What does it say about the UFC if Punk walks in, without any experience, and wins? It says exactly what Diaz is saying.

If I want to, I can’t go play in the NBA – not even Stefan Struve’s big ass,” Diaz said. “He can’t go play in the NBA if he wants to because he feels like making a change. For a publicity thing? They wouldn’t pay him no money, and they wouldn’t even let him play. It’s ridiculous.”

I don’t think you should just let some millionaire WWE guy just come on over and play a little game, like have fun with his career. I’m over here busting my ass, fighting for 10 years and doing my thing and having a serious job that I have to do for this. And this guy is going to come over and probably get paid more than everyone in the room.

Hey, that kind of sounds familiar doesn’t it. CM Punk’s own words on a similar situation are coming back to haunt him.

I have no personal problems against Dwayne. It’s very frustrating being here and watch a guy come in and get credit for a WrestleMania buyrate when he didn’t do anything on the show. He certainly didn’t do anything entertaining.

[adinserter block=”2″]This whole situation is making Punk look like a bigger hypocrite by the day. Once again you have to keep in mind, Punk has been the one beating this drum for the last three years in the WWE. This was his fight and unfortunately for him he is the one that opened up the comparisons to his situation and the ones he whined about for the last three years.

I’m sorry, but this guy’s making a joke out of my serious life and getting compensated more for it,” Diaz said. “I don’t mean no harm on him, but I don’t think it’s right.

Nate Diaz isn’t a popular guy but it is hard for any objective fan to disagree with him. This whole situation really is a complete joke.

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  1. You’re talking about a guy that harassed Chris Brown on Twitter for beating up a woman when he was still in his teens yet is friends with – and campaigned for a WM main event with – a serial wifebeater.

  2. Eric,
    I agree whole heartedly with what Diaz is saying, I think the problem here is the UFC. they will face all types of criticism for how they approached this signing and how they went about advertising it as well. Maybe they should have made Punk compete on the Ultimate Fighter like Kimbo did and try and earn his strips that way. That “could” keep the some of the nah-sayers at bay. However, in the end companies have got to find a way to stay relevant and stay on top of what people want and what the trends are. Remember this is not the NFL, NBA, NHL or Boxing. Each of those sports has a very long lineage that dates back a long way and each sport survived its droughts and pitfalls. Boxing is going through that right now. Now I am not saying that the UFC represents all of mixed martial arts companies, but they are what you would look at when you want to grow your company and be represented nationally. Yes, Punk first pay per view will be a huge buyrate just as Nick said and it will keep the lights on for just a little while longer, but what if they didn’t try this and the lights go out?

    • That’s the thing. They didn’t have to do this. Like you said, sure they will get a nice buy for him. However, in the long run I think it could do more damage about the perception of the sport and its fighters. It’s a joke.


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