The MMA community might be split about CM Punk but Sage Northcutt knows where he belongs to. Punk recently suffered his second-straight defeat in the UFC and talks about Punk being cut from the promotion started to poke up again.
Northcutt, however, feels that Punk showed immense bravery and courage to step into the octagon and spoke highly of the former WWE champion.
“He’s a very nice guy, and I know that he’s got to be putting in the training and effort. It takes a while to be able to get to the, I guess, get all the skill set that these guys that train 20 or 30 years for, have been in the UFC for so long, have trained their whole lives for. So, he came from WWE and now fighting for the UFC, I think it took him so much courage. It takes anybody courage to be able to step out there in the octagon and fight, and I think he did a great job,” Northcutt said.
The future of Punk is still up in the air despite the praises that he is getting from one side of the MMA world and it would be interesting to see how UFC deals with the situation.