Coach Duke Roufus recently spoke with mmafighting.com about CM Punk’s UFC future. Here are the highlights.
On CM Punk Improving as a Fighter:
“He’s going to get better. Obviously, he didn’t perform the way we wanted to perform. We had some things he was doing really well with, he just didn’t happen. It’s just going to take time. But the great thing is he has an incredible attitude, and he’s very thankful for the opportunities. He’s getting better, he’s back in training and right after this fight (between Pettis and Holloway), I’ll be picking up big time with him.”
On Punk Fighting Again in The UFC Looking Hopeful:
“Yeah, definitely, I believe he and Dana are talking. I just talked to Punk on Monday before that, and things are looking hopeful,” Roufus said. “I can’t say yes or no, but they’re looking hopeful. We’re going to see.” “Dana’s always got a good recipe of what he’s going to create, and what’s best for the sport, and what’s best for Punk and everyone else.”