Mike Jackson on If He Was Chosen So That CM Punk Could Get A Win
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
TMZ Sports recently interviewed MMA fighter Mike Jackson about facing CM Punk at UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago.
Jackson says that he is going into the fight looking to end Punk's MMA career.
"I'm not going in here to hurt him," Jackson said. "I'm just going in here to beat him up a little bit and show him that this is not for him."
Punk and Jackson are both going into the fight with MMA records of 0 wins and 1 loss. When asked if he was chosen by the UFC to fight CM Punk so that Punk could beat him and get a win. This is what Jackson said:
"No, I think I was picked just because of who I am and the storyline and the ability to sell a fight. I don't think they have anything invested in his winning or losing to be honest with you. It was just a fight that made sense. If you bring in someone else... it's going to get buzz but it's not going to get like this type of buzz and it's getting this type of buzz because it's me. I was the guy from jump but you have to have a dope storyline and this is a storyline that even Vince McMahon couldn't write."
Punk has not fought in the UFC since his MMA debut on September 10th, 2016 when he loss to Mickey Gall. Jackson's debut came on February 6th, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 82. He also lost to Gall by submission at 45 seconds in the first round.
You can check out the video of Jackson's interview with TMZ Sports below: