CM Punk might have a reputation that precedes him to some but UFC boss Dana White thinks Punk was nothing but a joy to deal with.
CM Punk was very publicly fired by AEW following his part in a backstage altercation with Jack Perry at All In. That was far from Punk’s first issue in the company as he was also involved in a backstage brawl with The Elite at All Out in 2022 that led to everyone involved being suspended.
CM Punk shocked the world at Survivor Series when he returned to WWE for the first time in almost ten years. His first run in the company came to an end in 2014 when he infamously walked out of the company in January and was eventually given his release later that year on his wedding day.
Dana White Found CM Punk Easy To Deal With
During his stint out of the wrestling world, CM Punk had a short-lived career in UFC where he had two fights, losing both. However, his second bout was declared a no contest after the fact due to a failed drug test by his opponent.
UFC boss Dana White – who now works under the TKO umbrella alongside WWE – has given his take on CM Punk to Sports Illustrated and it seems he never had an issue with Punk:
I’ve had nothing but a great relationship with him since the day we met. He’s a super nice guy. He’s one of the easiest people I’ve ever dealt with.
As far as Punk’s lack of success in UFC goes, White says he was up against tough opposition but noted the way he was thought of by those he trained with said even more than any win could:
Look, those were tough fights. You know what else is important? Everybody that he trained with and everybody around him in his camp respected him. That spoke volumes.
CM Punk has been announced for the 8th of December edition of WWE SmackDown and it remains to be seen if he’ll sign an exclusive deal with one of WWE’s brands as Randy Orton has.