There’s no question surrounding WWE Superstar CM Punk’s love of Mixed Martial Arts. A longtime fan of the sport, Punk actively trains jiu-jitsu when he schedule affords him the time, incorporates martial arts technique into his move-set, and is constantly offering up commentary on the latest goings on in the MMA world. In fact, Punk and fellow MMA fan Daniel Bryan incorporated the finish from a recent UFC title-fight into a bout on Monday Night RAW and Punk nearly walked UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen down to the Octagon for a recent fight against Michael Bisping.
However, while Punk has an affinity for MMA, his core values far outweigh the in-ring action he enjoys in his spare time. As such, when news broke this week that UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones had signed a deal with Nike, Punk was quick to address the matter though not in the congratulatory tone some might have expected.
“Let’s reward more drunk drivers with endorsement deals,” exclaimed Punk sarcastically on Twitter, adding a hash-tag with the topic “responsibility” attached to it.
Jones was arrested earlier this year for drunk driving after crashing his car into a utility pole. He had two female passengers in the car as well who both received minor injuries as a result. “Bones” was recently sentenced for the infraction, paying a fine and having his license suspended rather than serving any jail time.
Punk has been a longtime spokesman for a “straight edge” lifestyle involving no drugs or alcohol.
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