Joe Rogan has never been the biggest fan of former WWE superstar CM Punk getting a chance to make his fledling steps in MMA via the UFC, and after watching his latest defeat against Mike Jackson the long-time color commentator has made it clear he never wants to see him compete again.
“He’s a very nice guy and he’s a hard worker, but he does not have athletic talent,” Rogan said on his ‘MMA Show’ podcast. “He’s missing… he’s a showman, and when he was in the WWE, he was allowed to say, ‘I am the f—ng man!’ And throw his hand up in the air and say he is the man, and they had it scripted so that he was the man”.
“He doesn’t have the ability to move his body right,” he added. “There’s a lot of guys you can take out there, track and field guys, football players and you can get them to fight better than him in a couple of weeks easily because they are athletes.”
“They’d understand how to shift their weight and throw a punch. He doesn’t have any talent, is all it is, he doesn’t have physical talent for whatever reason. Whether it’s his approach, his intensity. It’s not his coaching, it’s Duke-f—ng-Roufus.”
However, it seems like Rogan wasn’t all that impressed with his opponent Mike Jackson either.
“If Mike Jackson went out there and just starched CM Punk with a right hand and a left hook combination and that was the end of it, they would say ‘well, CM Punk, you gave it a shot, that’s it, it’s over. Mike, who’d you like to fight next?’ Now, it’s like ‘No, you’re not even fighting in the UFC anymore because you should’ve stopped him.’
“He tickled him. He f—ng tickled him during the fight.”