CM Punk set to train with Anthony Pettis

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CM Punk has reportedly selected Roufusport, home of UFC Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis as his training camp.

According to the accredited MMA Journalist, Front Row Brian, Punk will train with the Milwaukee-based camp as he prepares for his MMA debut. Other than Pettis, Roufusport is home also to Ben Askren (someone who has been critical of the UFC's move to sign Punk), Erik Koch and Pettis' brother, Sergio.

Is it the best move?

On the whole, Punk's move to Roufusport is perhaps one of the wisest and best decisions that he could make. He'll be just 90 minutes from his home in Chicago, so he won't have to be travelling a lot or looking at possibly relocating and then there's the talent.

Roufusport fighters have renowned striking and with Askren at the camp, he'll have a fighter and coach with Olympic level wrestling skills to spar off against as well.

Although the camp has faced some complaints from former fighters, who say that the head coach, Duke Roufus bullies and verbally abuses the lesser known fighters - those reports don't seem to phase Punk.

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Who will be his first opponent?

For Punk, who is an MMA amateur, the training available will definitely be good for him as he hopes to carve out a career in the UFC from scratch. His first opponent remains unknown and likely won't be announced until he gets settled in camp and his fighting skill can be gauged by those around him.

That hasn't stopped many from offering up their services to fight him but the UFC have remained firm on their approach that he'll be fighting someone with just one or two professional fights.

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