While UFC 225 had plenty of exciting match-ups and was arguably the most stacked fight card of the entire year, many fans still watched a highly infamous and controversial fight between former WWE superstar CM Punk and Mike Jackson. Jackson comfortably won the fight via unanimous decision. While after the fight Jackson had stated that Punk was a tough opponent and hence he could not get the finish, he has now changed his tune and claimed that he in fact carried Punk for three round and ‘cooked’ him.
Jackson made these statements in a recent interview given to MMA Junkie. Here’s what he had to say:
I could have done a lot of damage to him, and I didn’t want to do that. I hit him, and he didn’t go out, and I was like, ‘All right, he’s a tough cat.’
So let me not hit him with those same kinds of shots anymore. I carried him for three rounds, and I cooked him. You saw his face. It looked like chopped beef in there.