Former WWE and WCW champion Bill Goldberg has certainly been making the rounds lately, beginning with the announcement that he would be in the new WWE 2K17 game and weighing in on all sorts of things in the news since then. Heck, we even got to ask him about good-smelling wrestlers. Now, the future WWE Hall of Famer is offering his two cents on the disastrous start to CM Punk’s MMA career in a lengthy interview with Submission Radio, which you can listen to above.
Spoiler: he agrees with Dana White and doesn’t believe Punk’s next fight should happen in the UFC.
“There’s no question he should not fight in the UFC. That would be blasphemy. It would be a slap in the face to all the guys who work their asses off to make it to prelims on FOX, on undercards and on the main event card. At the end of the day, from a promoter’s standpoint, from a competitor’s standpoint, from his standpoint, there’s no logic to him stepping in that octagon again.
“If he still has the passion for it and wants to train and compete, then yeah, lower-level shows are where he needs to be. Because at the end of the day, you know he’ll get ‘seat time’ That’s my analogy cause I like to race cars, but you know, the more “seat time” you get, the better you are at something. And, you know, I spent eight three-minute rounds this morning and though I didn’t go one-hundred percent and I didn’t kick, I just went hands, at the end of the day, every little bit helps you. So the more time he has at his new craft or his passion, then the better he’s going to get at it, the more comfortable he’ll be.”
The good news for Punk (other than his big fat UFC payday) is that there are plenty of other MMA promotions falling over themselves to get on that CM gravy train. Hang in there, Punk. There’s always WrestleMania 40 or whatever. Just believe in yourself.
(Transcript via Wrestling Inc.)