UFC – CM Punk detractors are going to have some more ammunition, as the former WWE Champion will have his UFC debut delayed yet again. He’ll be undergoing back surgery to repair a herniated disc, according to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani.
Punk told Helwani that his back is something that has always bothered him, and he figured that it was simply professional wrestling injuries. As it turns out, it was.
“It got bad enough to the point where I couldn’t do anything the week before I went to train with the New Jersey Devils last month. One day I could manage, the next day I couldn’t. I’ve been in agony for almost a month. Chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, cryotherapy, nothing worked,” Punk told MMA Fighting.
CM Punk was linked to both July’s UFC 200 and June’s UFC 199 to take on Mickey Gall. Gall defeated Mike Jackson at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 82 to earn the right to take on Punk in his UFC debut.
CM Punk has been signed with UFC since December of 2014, and yet here we are, 14 months later, and he’s no closer to fighting in the Octagon then he was when he first signed. I understand Punk prides himself on doing things that everyone says he can’t do, but maybe he should take these constant roadblocks as a sign that he’s in way over his head. Personally, I’m still bitter at Punk for the way he left the WWE, but I do still want to see him fight in the UFC. If nothing else, it’d be a spectacle, and it’d make him and the UFC a lot of money. But the facts are real: he’s 37 years old & if he’s constantly getting hurt during training, what’s going to happen to him when he fights a trained fighter for real? I’ve already seen one cult hero retire too early due to concussions, I don’t need to see another one.
For those unaware, the Miami Marlins owners were ragging on the Red Sox yesterday for their spring training lineup, because when you know your season is already over, this is what you do. Hey Miami, you mess with the bull, you get the horns. I’d say we’ll see you in October, but we both know that’s not going to happen.
Vince McMahon is clinically insane..and I love every minute of it. “I hate Austin! I hate Austin!”
Buy your magazines, print out your cheat sheets, select a clever team name, and batten down the hatches! Because that wonderful time of the year is upon us! In less than a month I will be participating in, and running, my leagues fantasy draft. The live draft is something I look forward to all year long. We all get together, talk ungodly amounts of trash, select our teams, get drunk, and rosterbate over our teams. It’s something I wouldn’t trade for anything on this Earth. If you don’t play fantasy football, please do yourself a favor and join a league!
PS- I suggest ESPN for a fantasy football host.
Hands down best trained animal on the planet. You might say the whales in Seaworld are, but i dare you to teach them a trick they don’t want to learn. Your ass would get swallowed up like yesterdays tuna. Jumpy is everything a dog should be: Smart, talented, athletic, and loyal. Why can’t my cat, Batman, be like this? Oh yea because he is lazy as shit! But he gets that from his master.
Way to make me feel like a complete ass Scott. Yesterday I read that Jamarcus Russel has dropped 50 lbs and is expecting a call from an NFL team because of it, today I find you on the internet pumping iron and dominating the gym all the while being diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a young child, officially completing my self-confidence meltdown. Now my excuses “it’s raining outside so I can’t go for a jog”, or “I didn’t get enough sleep last night so an early morning gym session is out of the question” just flew out the window, all because of you. Really appreciate it buddy. Single handedly destroying my self confidence and raising everyone’s expectations of me!
In all seriousness though, Mr. Belkner, you inspire the shit outta me. You make me want to bench until I get to sore to wipe my own ass. Keep doing you.