Anthony Pettis Says CM Punk Has Made a “Huge Jump” in Skills
By FCF Staff
CM Punk will finally make his MMA debut right around the corner, and teammate Anthony Pettis says the pro-wrestling star had made huge gains in his abilities as a fighter.
The pro-wrestling star was signed by the UFC back in 2014, and Punk (Phil Brooks) was expected to make his promotional and MMA debut last year. But, due to injuries, the 37 year-old’s first fight got pushed back, and he’ll make his debut on September 10 versus Mickey Gall. Punk has been preparing for his first pro bout with the Roufusport Team in Milwaukee.
Pettis appeared on the latest “UFC Tonight“, in advance of his bout this Saturday with Charles Oliveira, and “Showtime” said this about Punk (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“He made a huge jump from where he was to now. He has a skill set. Two years isn’t a lot of time to develop in this sport. He put the time in. He’s holding his own. I’ll be there to watch him.”
The September 10th, UFC 203 card will take place in Cleveland, Ohio. This Saturday’s UFC on FOX 21 card, however, will be hosted by Vancouver, British Columbia.