CM Punk made a name for himself in professional wrestling by speaking his mind and that doesn’t seem to have changed now that he’s in the UFC.
Ahead of his fight with Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on Saturday, Punk has been fulfilling his media obligations and answering questions on all manner of subjects from a possible return to wrestling to the advice he gave Ronda Rousey before she made the transition to the WWE. But one question posed to Punk in particular had a broader cultural relevance: Would Punk go to the White House if he was offered by Donald Trump?
Speaking with FanSided MMA, Punk said he would not attend the White House and likened the president to former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, David Duke.
“Number one, I would not be invited,” said Punk. “Number two, no I would not go. If David Duke invites me over for tacos, I’m not going to David Duke’s house. Come on.”
The subject of White House visitation has been in the news recently as the Philadelphia Eagles refused to attend the customary trip presidential visitation following their Super Bowl victory. LeBron James has also suggested a similar reaction will be forthcoming from this year’s NBA championship winning team. And while Punk won’t be receiving an invite if he does pick up his first professional victory this weekend, he says he wouldn’t go for one very simple reason: he believes the president is a racist and he doesn’t want to associate with him.
“I call it like I see it - a racist is a racist,” Punk said. “I don’t care if you’re in the White House or you live down the street from me, I’m not hanging out with you.”
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Advice. CM Punk on his WWE advice to Ronda Rousey, why he can’t watch wrestling now.
TMZ had a ton of videos up yesterday.
Stipe’s team up with Modelo.
Fights Gone By. Previewing UFC 225 and CM Punk’s second go around.
SOCIAL MEDIA BOUILLABAISSE
Cro Cop ain’t playing around.
Not a bad fight honestly.
Waterson getting more desk reps.
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Still more hate for Dana’s announcement rolling in.
Should be standard when someone misses weight, 50% of their purse goes to opposing fighter. No way in hell should a penny go to a commission or anyone but the fighter.— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) June 7, 2018
I love adding that if the overweight fighter wins it becomes a no contest. Brilliant!— Justin Gaethje (@Justin_Gaethje) June 7, 2018
Hasn’t fought in almost a year in any kind of combat sport.
I took up two jobs.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 7, 2018
Where there is a will. There is a way.
Keep grinding pic.twitter.com/fBvohKCKxX
OAM crushed it.
Didn't make the Forbes list this year.— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) June 7, 2018
If I had fought Mayweather, I would have surpassed Conor to take 4th place.
Something came up however...
Ah well, still under 30.
#forbes #forbeslist #canadiangangster #conormcgregor # #ufc #floydmayweather pic.twitter.com/eAPpvEc3Wz
Al seems to be talking about the Gaethje fight that was reported yesterday.
Dude is turning into a pretty solid heavyweight.
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Martin Nguyen (11-2) vs. Kevin Belingon (18-5); ONE Championship, July 27.
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On paper UFC 225 might be the best card of the year. I hope everyone enjoys it and see y’all back here on Monday.
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