C.M. Punk recently spoke with Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan DC/CBS Radio about the possibility of crossing over into MMA and more. Check out the highlights:
On the possibility of entering MMA: "I don't think Vince (McMahon) would let me do that...getting punched in the face sucks. Am I interested? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't. Doing what I do now, I would not be able to train how I would need to, so we'll see what happens."
On a potential match with Steve Austin: "This isn't me trying to promote something that isn't there, but there is just this hilarious tension in the room when me and Steve are in there. It's funny to actually be in a room when everybody else is uncomfortable except for me and Steve. There's just this weird - I don't know how to describe it - magnetism. I look at him like, 'Whenever.' It's this unspoken thing. The only way I can describe it, and Paul Heyman completely 100 percent agrees, it's the Old West and there's the two gunfighters – and they're buddies – but everybody always goes, "I wonder what would happen. What if?" And that's really all it is. It's fun. It's cool for me."
On WWE introducing the new WWE Title belt after he lost the title: "That was actually one of the goals. I never would have spoke about it on TV if there wasn't a new title belt ready to go. So, I did that and I just got the run-around forever about it. It was talked about (that Punk would introduce a new title belt), it just never happened."
On wearing an Antonio Cesaro T-shirt during the WrestleMania press conference: "It's not some sort of silent protest because he's not on Mania. Although I will go on record right now that it's absolutely ridiculous that he doesn't have a match at WrestleMania. I will pimp that guy until the cows come home. He's awesome. He's everything that the WWE should want in their Superstars."