Wrestling Superstar CM Punk Discusses Being In Chael Sonnen’s Corner In Brazil

Back when Chael Sonnen was preparing to face Michael Bisping at an event earlier this year, reports of WWE superstar CM Punk being in the corner of Sonnen picked up steam. The card was held in Chicago – the hometown of Punk’s – but, according to reports, either his schedule, WWE chairman Vince McMahon or a combination of both kept Punk from cornering Sonnen.

Well, Sonnen went on to win the fight and secure the title of No. 1 contender in the UFC’s middleweight division. Now, he’s on schedule to face Anderson Silva for the belt later this year in Brazil at UFC 147: Silva vs. Sonnen 2. In a recent interview with ESPN’s James Walker, Punk talked about why he’s such good friends with Sonnen, and the slim chance of him going with the challenger to Brazil.

I think the reason Chael and I are good friends is because we are both extremely honest. He shocked the world last time when he took it to Anderson. His takedown is second-to-none, and that’s Anderson’s weakness. They match up on paper beautifully. Chael has to take him down and grind it out. Obviously, I’m in Chael’s corner. I would love to be down there in Brazil, literally, in Chael’s corner. Because that just seems like my kind of environment, you know. I’d love to start a riot with my homeboy.

Punk, who is set to compete this coming weekend at Wrestlemania 28 against Chris Jericho, added that his schedule forces him to work most Saturdays, so the odds of him being with Sonnen don’t appear good.

If there is ever an opportunity for pro wrestling and MMA to come together, Sonnen and Punk seem to be the perfect tag team.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/FanHouse

  • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

    Oh dear god please don’t let this happen,I get enough s*** from my friends who say mma is in the same category as f***in fake a$$ wrestling

  • http://www.mywrestlingroom.com/ Kevin Winsor

    On my own opinion,  I think that everyone is curious about Wrestling Superstar CM Punk discussess being Chael Sonnens corner in Brazil. I know that there are some reason why he being placed on the corner. I know that people are still excited to watch him inside the wrestling ring.

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

Bellator 124: Newton vs. Beltran

Event Date: September 12, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2

Event Date: September 13, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 125: Marshall vs. Manhoef

Event Date: September 19, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson

Event Date: September 20, 2014
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 126: Shlemenko vs. Halsey

Event Date: September 26, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso

Event Date: September 27, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass