Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. Fight Sports

CM Punk being courted by Bellator MMA and World Series of Fighting

See also

According to a Feb. 5 report from MMA Fighting, the World Series of Fighting is interested in booking WWE star CM Punk for an MMA fight.

Jason David Frank's manager, Brian Butler, recently called World Series of Fighting executive vice president and matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz, to ask if the promotion would be interested in setting up a fight between his client and the WWE superstar.

Abdel-Aziz confirmed that the promotion would be quite interested in securing Punk's services. He noted that WWE superstar Brock Lesnar made the smooth transition to the MMA world, so he sees no reason why Punk couldn't do the same.

"If Brock Lesnar can do it, he can do it," Abdel-Aziz said.

The World Series of Fighting isn't the only promotion salivating over the thought of bringing Punk on board.

Wrestling Observer Newsletter reporter Dave Meltzer reported that Bellator MMA is also interested in setting Punk up for an MMA battle.

Bellator MMA has apparently expressed preliminary interest in Punk.

"I get the impression a part of him would like to do it the same way Batista did it as a bucket list thing," Meltzer said of Punk. "With Batista, it seemed on the surface to be a real bad risk, but in the end, he did it and wasn't hurt at all. With Punk, on the surface, it would seem the same thing. A theoretical big risk."

Punk, 35, walked out on the WWE shortly after last month's Royal Rumble.

He was apparently upset that Batista won the rumble and that he wasn't being pushed enough as the face of the promotion.

Punk, who will see his WWE contract expire this summer, recently hinted that he has the itch to try a real MMA fight. That would explain why so many promotions are coming out of the woodwork to secure his services.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    Video
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Video
    Sports Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Sting made his WWE debut this week
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518122820" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518122820&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Ultimate Warrior's wife writes thank you letter to WWE
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518198893" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518198893&autoStart=true"></div>
  • WWE Monday Night Raw in Birmingham will feature an Ultimate Warrior tribute
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518195901" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518195901&autoStart=true"></div>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!