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When Ronda was champion I would say she was legit the toughest woman in the world and not to be messed with. Not so much now but still would be believeable as champion.
 
CM Punk has trained is it four years at MMA? And lost both his fights to a pair of jobbers.
 
Without even mentioning Brock I would say E have plenty of guys who if they trained for four years at mixed martial arts, could have beaten both the comedy nobodies Phil was put against.
 
This is totally different to when Brock lost to Frank Mir as Mir was a legit main event player.
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There is truth to the point Adders is making, Lesnar came back to WWE after 8 years twice the star he was before because he had excelled in UFC.
If CM Punk came back to WWE next year it would be off the back of two conclusive losses in UFC. In terms of name value his UFC run has hurt him.

Back to the point trying to be made here, if a wrestler looks and acts bad ass it gives him more instant credibity in the ring, it’s the same in any sport, if a Rugby player is 6ft 5 and built like a tank opposing players are going to fear him far more than his 5ft 10 team mate.

The legit fighter thing only increases a wrestlers value if like in the case of Lesnar and Lashley they have kicked ass in another sport, a rumoured hard man image doesn’t do a lot for in ring credibity it really is all about the look and attitude and actual achievements in wrestling and beyond.

As someone else said someone like Finn Balor can get over because it’s not all about strength and size but that does give a talent a instant advantage so a guy like Finn will need to work twice as hard at his game. Sometimes the lack of size can be a advantage as in the case of Daniel Bryan who got over huge due to his underdog status. Shawn Michaels is another more normal sized guy who made his name from just being a phenomenal athlete who could go toe to toe in the ring with much larger guys due to his raw talent and athleticism.

So the conclusion here is as we’ve said already it’s much easier to instantly buy into a talent who looks and acts the part but a more ordinary guy can get over with enough talent and hard work.

Back to Punk. Reports have said he has cut any friends out of his life connected with WWE which is a real douchebag move, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that his missus quit WWE shortly after him either.
Punk needs to get over himself, he had a glittering hall of fame career in WWE and set himself for life financially and earned enough name value to have a crack at UFC.
The irony is if he’d stuck around for a couple more years chances are he would have had his dream Wrestlemania main event as now more than ever guys with strong indie backgrounds are getting top spots, I could see a Wrestlemania headlining match of Punk vs Styles or even Punk vs a WWE homegrown guy like Roman Reigns.
Still Punk is apparently done with wrestling and has completely disconnected from all things WWE so it won’t hapoen.
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I've been seeing reports that during the fight Corey Graves ripped on Punk a lot.

Ohwell, like I said, Punk is different from guys like Goldberg and Hitman. He is NOT going back. It was his choice, and he is far too stubborn to change his mind.
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As noted, CM Punk made his Octagon return over the weekend, losing via unanimous decision in a three-round fight against Mike "The Truth" Jackson at the UFC 225 pay-per-view at the United Center in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

For his efforts, "The Best in the World" received a reported payout of $503,500 from the UFC, according to estimates released by The Sports Daily that include Reebok sponsorship money, as the Illinois State Athletic Commission does not disclose that information.

It should be noted that the figure does not include various bonuses and other non-disclosed forms of payment arranged between the UFC and Punk.

By comparison, Robert Whittaker, the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion who defeated Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC 225, was paid $610,000 according to figures released by The Sports Daily.

For complete UFC 225 fighter salaries, click here.

(H/T: TheSportsDaily.com)


 
Gotta hand it to him for getting paid almost as much as one of the champions does.
 
Even when he's paid tax on his earnings and paid his team and that, he should still come out with a healthy six figures.
 
Even though Dana White said he's done, I wouldn't be so sure if their is still an interest in seeing him either finally win a match or get battered for a third time.
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lmao see? This is why I still love Punk. 
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I guess it’s worth taking a beating for three rounds when you can earn over half a mil for it. If Punk can still command that sort of pay off I wouldn’t be surprised to see him fight again. However I think his dollar figure will be less now he’s had two fights both conclusive losses. The first could have been put down to it being his debut, first fight nerves, bad luck you name it really, but now he’s failed for a second time its hard to defend his performance and blame it on anything other than the fact he’s not a very good UFC fighter.

I hope he fights again so I can see him get his ass beat again, my dream would be for Ryback to go into MMA and face Punk(I know that almost certainly won’t happen of course). Would be great karma for Ryback to beat Punk up in a legit fight. I still can’t stand Punk, overrated, arrogant and acts like a spoilt child. Newsflash Punk, you didn’t main event Wrestlemania because you weren’t that good.

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