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• CM Punk Says He’s Going To Take His Time Tonight In His UFC Fight, If WWE Delayed The Trial On Purpose To Mess With His UFC Fight

During a recent interview with MMA Junkie, former WWE wrestler CM Punk talked about if WWE delayed the trial between him and WWE doctor Chris Amann on purpose to mess with his UFC fight, on his second UFC fight (which takes place tonight at UFC 225 PPV) & more.

Below are the highlights:

On if WWE delayed the trial on purpose to mess with his UFC fight and if it distracted him:

“A very broad answer, is it didn’t distract me. I knew it was coming, and they delayed it as long as possible, because I think they knew (I had a fight scheduled). I think the general consensus is, ‘Wow, this is really going to mess with him.’

I’m a different breed, though. I was planning for it. and we worked around it, and all the hard work was done anyway, so easy-peasy. It feels like more than a load off my shoulders. It still hasn’t sunk in, and it probably won’t for a while, but I’m happy it’s over.”

On enjoying MMA:

“It’s not the weight-of-the-world pressure, like with all the talk of I shouldn’t be here to begin with and I definitely should’ve gotten cut after the last fight. I’m probably on the chopping block, but who knows? Maybe not. I don’t look past Saturday. It’s not like I’m tired of training and I’m sick of training and I wish I was doing something else or I have my eyes set on doing movies or becoming a pro golfer or working in the mailroom somewhere.

I still enjoy training every single day. I still am fortunate that can be my full-time job. I train with guys who have one or two other side jobs, and I see how hard they work, and it just motivates me to work even harder. We’ll have to see what happens Saturday night, and then maybe it’s a question for Sunday morning. But I’ve got all the confidence in the world in myself and mostly my team.”

On criticism from fans:

“I could give a f*** if they watch or not. Don’t watch. If you bought the Kiss album that came out before they took their makeup off and they don’t like it, don’t buy the f***ing album where they take their makeup off. It’s a gimmick. Don’t watch. But you’re still going to go complain about it on Twitter. It’s none of my business what you think of me. I don’t care. I think people’s perception of me is that I have a huge ego.

I really don’t think I do. You called me a superstar, and I don’t view myself through that lens at all. At all. I get it. I did some stuff. Whatever. But when it comes to all the stuff that maybe MMA fans think matter, being on the PPV, being on the poster – I’m like, whatever. If I can fight earlier, I’d like to fight earlier because I try not to train at 9 o’clock at night, and I’d be showered and elbow deep in a pizza and a pint of ice cream before y’all get in the building. So why are y’all mad?”

On his second UFC fight being against Mike Jackson:

“I see myself taking my time and getting a little comfortable. I think that was a big thing. I just kind of need to get in there for a couple seconds and bounce around and just be in the octagon for a little bit. I think last time I thought, ‘Well the quicker I start, the quicker it’s over.’ I was kind of right. This time it’s going to be a little bit different. I’m just going to take my time, make sure I’m doing a lot of the little things the right way, orient myself to where I’m at, find my coaches and make sure I can hear them. Then just take it slow. The object from that point is to have fun.”

• BREAKING: Kenny Omega Wins IWGP Heavyweight Championship

In the main event of today’s NJPW Dominion event, Kenny Omega defeated Kazuchika Okada in a 2 out of 3 falls match by 2-1 to finally win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship!

Omega hugged The Young Bucks after the match.

Okada won the first fall and Omega won the last two. You can watch the final fall below:

Earlier in the night, Chris Jericho defeated Tetsuya Naito to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.

Rey Mysterio made his NJPW in-ring debut at the event but lost (he was a part of a 6 man tag team match where he teamed with Jushin Thunder Liger & Hiroshi Tanahashi and lost to the team of Cody, Marty Scrull & Adam Hangman Page).

        
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