Ex-UFC Star explains what the most embarrassing part of CM Punk vs Mike Jackson was


A couple of week's ago, CM Punk stepped back into the Octagon for the second fight of his UFC career.

He was up against Mike Jackson, a fellow MMA amateur, as both men looked to get their first win with the company. 


Unfortunately for the former WWE star, he was well-beaten in the cage, losing the fight to a unanimous decision after three rounds. 

What's perhaps most shocking about the result, is that it actually went the distance. 

Punk was well out of his depth and at times, it looked like "Truth" was just toying with him - refusing to finish the fight, even though he definitely should have.


Following the bout, it was actually Punk who won more plaudits than his opponent, who was heavily criticised - and even called a "goofball" by UFC president Dana White. 

Again, that criticism came down to the fact that Jackson really should have finished the fight, rather than let it go the distance. 

In fact, at times it was embarrassing to watch, especially considering how bad Punk looked in the Octagon - and how poor Jackson's attitude was. 

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But as far as ex-UFC fighter Brendan Schaub is concerned, there was something even more cringe-worthy about the fight. And it has nothing to do with the two men in the Octagon. 


Schaub has been speaking to BJPenn.com recently and revealed that he found the commentary during Punk vs Jackson even worse than the actual fight.   

"[My problem with] the commentators... Joe Rogan and Jimmy Smith, those guys. When they would go 'Mike Jackson has high-level striking'," he said.  

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"What happens when you do that is you lower the standard so much. I think we have to be very careful not to throw around the term 'high-level' striking. 

"Trust me, a high-level striker would have beat CM Punk in under 30 seconds. It would not have been a competitive fight if any one of those two had some sort of high-level striking. 

"That was the only cringe-worthy night... the only thing that made me go 'oh God!'. We've got to be careful with that because if you're a fan and you're watching that and you go 'God, that's high-level striking?' No, it's not." 

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It's very hard to disagree with Schaub too. Because anyone that watched the Punk v Jackson fight knows that what they saw was nowhere near elite MMA fighting of the highest level.  

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