Justin Barrasso interviewed CM Punk ahead of his fight against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 this Saturday. Below are a couple of highlights:
If anyone in WWE reminds him of himself:
"Everybody is their own self. I think there's maybe hints of me here and there, and whether that's they're trying to emulate me, or they're just good and maybe I was good too, I don't know, but I definitely don't take credit for anyone's hard work.
"I was the guy that championed all the guys in developmental. Whether people there want to admit it or not, I helped a lot of guys A, get hired, and B, get called up. It was because I knew they were good, so it wasn't just because of what I said that got them to where they are. It was them, but I was one of the first guys to shed a light on that and say, 'F--- it, these are the guys that are good.' When I was where these guys are, no one would do that for me. I really felt like I needed to be different from a lot of the top guys that were around when I got called up."
Brock Lesnar's UFC 200 USADA violations:
"I think it sucks. I get tested by USADA all the time, and I'm the drug-free kid. It's like when you're driving on the highway and the cop is behind you – 'Well, I wasn't speeding, and my taillight isn't out, but let me slow down.' The whole thing bums me out. Brock came back, he fought an impressive fight and won, and then he failed a test. It bums me out when anybody fails a test."
Punk also discussed his fight with Gall this Saturday, how MMA helped him heal his back, if he would ever wrestle for NJPW and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.
Source: Sports Illustrated