Ahead of his Octagon debut against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 tonight, CM Punk sat down with MMA reporter Ariel Helwani for an extensive interview. During the discussion, Punk opened up about some WWE relevant topics. Below are some of the highlights from the interview, and a video archive of the full sit-down from MMAFighting.com.
On the state of the WWE locker room:
“I just mean theres nobody in that locker room that — like to me theres nobody in that locker room that’s, in a good way, an enforcer. Nobody is gonna pick up the locker room, nobody is gonna clean up after themselves. There just gonna destroy stuff — it was happening when I was there. I was the guy that was picking stuff up. And that’s because Eddie Guerrero always told me ‘hey pick up the locker room’, ‘can you pick up the locker room before you go’? And I’d be like ‘yes sir’.”
“If you had a guy like Bob in the locker room, you’re not trying to do that sh**. But I’m not there, who gives a sh**?”
On the ongoing lawsuit he has with WWE:
“It’s designed to get me to spend money,” said Punk. “That’s what it’s doing, so it’s just a source of stress that I just need to get out from under.” Punk continued, “I have good days and I have bad days. Yeah, there’s a finish line for sure, but it’s the way these things work. It’s a bunch of B.S.”
On whether or not he feels WWE management will be watching his fight tonight:
“I doubt it. I don’t think so. Every single person in management always told me that, always went out of their way to tell me, that the weren’t fans of MMA, so I don’t imagine. Maybe they’ll watch because they’re secretly hoping I get beat up. Maybe.”
UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem, which includes the Octagon debut of CM Punk against Mickey Gall, takes place live tonight from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.