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If CM Punk fights, does it lower the legitimacy of the UFC

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  1. painvelasquez Yellow Belt

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    I know this is an old topic, but... seriously?
     
  2. DyslexicDave Banned Banned

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    UFC would have to be legitimate in the first place in order to lose it
     
  3. UL no more yellows Banned

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    legitimacy of the UFC...

    pshhh
     
  4. lorenzofertatta Purple Belt

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    what legitimacy?
     
  5. Elysianwing Mr. Mojo Risin' Belt

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    Uh. It would be way less legitimate for him to not fight, given that the UFC signed him as a fighter in the first place.
     
  6. RoryMacdonald Purple Belt

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    It's just a freakshow fight. Every big promotion has had their share of freakshow fights.
     
  7. Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

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    No way.
     
  8. LSU Banned Banned

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    It 100% depends on his performance. Even if he doesn't perform well at all they can still just say it was a gift for the fans which most people, myself included, will be fine with. I mean like him or hate him you KNOW you will be excited to watch this dude fight. I have never seen the guy fight in the WWF so I have no idea what kind of athlete he is but this will be fun either way.
     
  9. kevin1916 Deez Nutz

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    Only if they bring in some can specifically to fight CM Punk and lose. If CM Punk goes up against anyone on the current roster than you can't say it is illegitimate. With that said, if he does go against someone on the current roster...I'd say he legitimately gets fucked up.
     
  10. Senzo Tanaka Gold Belt

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    It depends on the narrative. If he gets destroyed and Rogan goes on a rant about needing to be truly elite to compete in the UFC and you just can't be a celebrity, it helps the UFC.

    If he wins, you simply say he trained hard and accomplished his dream and try to give hope to people that want to break into MMA.

    UFC is smart enough to not make themselves look bad here. Win or lose, UFC wins.
     
  11. BroITrainUFC Orange Belt

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    Christopher-Michael Punk will be champion in 2 years
     
  12. El Moose Brown Belt

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    The act of him fighting won't, the act of him most likely getting beat by whatever lower tier fighter the UFC can pull off the streets and get past the athletic commission will.
     
  13. Monkfish Orange Belt

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    If CM Punk fights, all that does is legitimatize CM Punk
     
  14. BisexualMMA Don't Put My Name in the Name of Steroids!

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    If you've followed the UFC over the last 20 years, you'll quickly realize that a CM Punk fight makes no significant difference either way regarding the overall legitimacy of the organization.
     
  15. PTSDtreatment Blue Belt

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    Just like everyone stopped watching baseball when that clown Michael Jordan changed professions and tried to play. The nerve of these athletes!
     
  16. PTSDtreatment Blue Belt

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    Does anyone remember when a former American Gladiator tried to fight in Strikeforce? She won the title, got beat by a roided foe and then all of Strikeforce collapsed as a result. The UFC will be doomed for sure.




    /sarcasm
     
  17. waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    The sport was built on fights like this one.
     
  18. Elysianwing Mr. Mojo Risin' Belt

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    She wasn't a former American Gladiator when she started fighting in Strikeforce bro, her fighting career is what got her the American Gladiator job.
     
  19. Slapchoppin Black Belt

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    UFC has always had some sub par fighters in it

    CM Punk is a hard worker i think he could become an on par fighter
     
  20. PTSDtreatment Blue Belt

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    How humiliating of me! Thanks for letting me off easy though. I could have fact checked that but went for the quick zing.

    Still forecasting the downfall of everything!
     

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