The Undertaker explains why CM Punk failed and Brock Lesnar succeeded in the UFC. The former WWE Champions had contrasting careers at Mixed Martial Arts.
Brock Lesnar and CM Punk have more in common than you think. Both men were backed by Paul Heyman and managed to become WWE Champions. Disillusioned by WWE, they would eventually trade the squared circle for the octagon. That however, is where their similarity ends.
Brock Lesnar would go on to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion before making a triumphant return to the WWE. CM Punk on the other hand, suffered embarrassing back to back losses. WWE Legend the Undertaker explained why their careers turned out so different during his recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
The Undertaker explains why CM Punk failed and Brock Lesnar succeeded in UFC
While speaking with Joe Rogan, the Undertaker admitted that he couldn’t why Punk left for UFC when he was a top guy in the WWE.
“I’m not real close with him,” The Undertaker said. “I didn’t understand it. He had an issue with the company. Sometimes people just need a new challenge but he was a top dude, he was a top guy for the company.”
He then spoke about the difference between Punk and Lesnar, claiming that Punk made the transition too late without possessing Lesnar’s talent.
“I don’t know enough because I wasn’t around [the WWE] enough at the time but I don’t know if he had enough background [to fight in the UFC]. It was kind of late in the game for him to make that transition. It was easier for Brock, he’s a freak athlete. Punk, I don’t know. If he just wanted the challenge, good for him,” The Undertaker said.
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