UFC Hall Of Famer and current Bellator MMA brand ambassador Royce Gracie recently spoke with the folks at The Fight Nerd about a number of topics, including CM Punk’s decision to transition from the world of pro wrestling to the world of mixed-martial-arts.
When the subject of former pro wrestler CM Punk came up, Gracie said he will give the former WWE star the benefit of the doubt and take the “wait and see” approach.
“Well, we will find out,” said Gracie of Punk’s chances of achieving success in the MMA world. “We will find out. I mean, it’s a little different. I mean, he is going to get punched in the face for real now. I know those guys they connect with each other when they slap with open hands,” Gracie said of the physical exchanges in the staged world of professional wrestling, “but this one is for real.”
Gracie continued, “We are going to see. He might come in and beat everybody up, not even take a punch. But if he comes in and takes a beating, we will see where his heart is at, if he wants to continue in that or just go back to the WWE.”
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