Former WWE champion and currently bearded UFC Welterweight, CM Punk, has had to bear the brunt of criticism from his peers in mixed martial arts (MMA), while cautiously preparing for his eventual Octagon debut after a setback.
However, that didn’t stop Punk from freeing up some time in his training schedule to discuss tonight’s (Sat., Dec. 19, 2015) UFC on FOX 17 main card, which takes place live on FOX from inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
His picks, as well as Roufusport teammate and ONE Welterweight champion Ben Askren’s, below courtesy of Bloody Elbow (via MMA Digest):
Lightweight championship: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone
“I really want to figure out which Dos Anjos shows up, but Cowboy always shows up, so Cowboy for the ‘W.’ Third round head kick! I’m going to go way specific. I never do that.”
Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem
“Dos Santos is really hard to knock out. That one I could see going three rounds, or being over really, really early. I’ll go Dos Santos.”
Michael Johnson vs. Nate Diaz
“That’s the one I’m looking forward to aside from the title fight. Again, we have to see which Nate shows up. The pictures I’ve seen; he looks shredded and in shape. I think he has to check some leg kicks this time out, otherwise Michael Johnson is going to take him down. Coming off the last loss, where Johnson was robbed, I think he’s got a little bit more of a fire lit under his ass. I think he’s going to win.”