UFC Champion Surprised By CM Punk, Punk Training Pic, Punk Appearing On UFC PPV Tonight, More

- As noted earlier, CM Punk will be walking teammate UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis to the cage tonight when he defends his title against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185. Steven Muehlhausen of SportingNews.com spoke with Pettis ahead of his fight tonight, who discussed why Punk's attitude has surprised him so far.


"I just didn't know what to expect," Pettis said. "You see him on TV. I met him a couple times. You really don't know what to expect from anybody. He came into the gym, you come into the practice room and you have two world champions on the floor, you have CM Punk, you have one of the most Olympic level wrestlers and everybodies is just training together. Everybody blends in and there's no superstar. There's no one person who gets more attention. Its just a team full of guys that all want to get better."

Pettis also discusses his experience with Punk with so far in the gym, his fight with Dos Anjos more. You can check out more from the interview in the video above.

- The Hockey News has an interview with Punk at this link, who talked about being a huge hockey fan. He also talked about hockey fight technique not helping him in the UFC.


"Proper technique and hockey fighting probably don't go hand-in-hand," Punk said. "I think it's two different animals. If I had a shirt or sweater to grab onto, maybe. The only similarity I see is there's some aspects of Muay Thai clinching when you're getting into a hockey fight. You want to grab the back of somebody's sweater, and tug down on their neck. That's like a Muay Thai plum. Maybe me and Brandon Bollig have traded some secrets, but they're not too extensive."

- Just a reminder that we will have live coverage of UFC 185 tonight, starting with the preliminary bouts at 6:30 pm ET.

- Punk's coach, Duke Roufus, posted the photos below of Punk to hype his appearance at UFC 185 tonight:

"My man @CMPunk is coming to support #TeamPettis at @ufc #WelcomeToTheShow #UFC185 Repping @roufusport Get 10% off & FREE Shipping inside the #USA goto https://proshop.roufusport.com enter the code PUNK10 when purchasing #CMPunk"

"Great training with our crew @CMPunk the King of #Wrasslin @BenAskren the King of #Wrestling & our #JiuJitsu Coach the #BigDog @danielswbjj here at @ufc #WelcomeToTheShow #UFC185 #TeamPettis #Roufusport #FunkAMania #CMPunk @showtimepettis @reebok @reebokone #Reebok @danawhiteufc"


L.O.S. The Butcher contributed to this article.