Conor McGregor certainly ruffled a few feathers when he called out WWE stars in the build-up to his UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz.
He didn’t hold back at all, slapping their heads off was one of the many insults he threw their way, before targeting particular individuals such as John Cena.
While many would say he tried to bait the WWE athletes, they didn’t sit back and take the insults lying down with plenty of them hitting back at him.
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Roman Reigns, Rusev, Big E and many more spoke out to his comments on Twitter, but he didn’t respond to any of them directly. While all of this was going on, the one star fans really wanted to hear from was CM Punk.
The reason for this is that his thoughts would have been interesting to hear, considering he was a wrestler in the WWE before he made the jump to the Octagon with zero MMA background.
Speaking at a UFC 203 media conference, he said: “A lot of feelings were hurt, though, I can tell you that much, which I thought was a little strange.
“You’ve got to leave the emotion out of it. These guys still don’t know.”
WAS IT A WORK?
McGregor had the opportunity to have his say on Punk, considering he was part of the WWE, but refused to take any shots until he competed against Mickey Gall this Saturday.
Punk may have shown little to no reaction regarding McGregor’s comments, but you have to wonder whether Punk’s attitude would still be the same if he were still a part of the WWE.
He continued: “It’s a hard thing to comment on, because the amount of people who responded to him made me feel like they were told to respond to him.
“[McGregor is] the biggest name in sports at the moment. There’s always grey areas when you involve that whole scene, and you’re wondering, is this a work, is this not a work?”
I guess we’ll have to wait a while to find out whether all of this was one elaborate work for the two parties to eventually work together, but wrestling fans will be happy Punk didn’t go in at the WWE when he had the opportunity to do so.
What do you make of CM Punk’s thoughts on Conor McGregor’s comments? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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