Punk also said he will not completely rule out a possible return to pro wrestling, but indicates it is unlikely to happen.
Punk began the week by winning a lawsuit against WWE doctor Chris Amann, after he was sued following comments he made on a podcast with Colt Cabana in 2014. "Everybody's always been like, 'Hey, you know, if you want to ever maybe do something", and you know, to me that's absolutely not an offer". Well, maybe it is, but according to the man himself, he's never been made an offer. Jackson told BJPenn.com, "i know a lot of people are caught up in the cm punk hype and i get it, that's why we're here. take that [cm punk hype] away, and people aren't willing to do that, so that's why i'm going to have to show them that's what they should have done". Nobody. [People have said] hey, if you ever wanna do anything...
"Wrestling is in the rearview mirror, I've been trying for five years to put wrestling in the rearview mirror and some people just, like, won't let it go. They don't know me cause I don't have that kind of exposure". We're having a show, we're gonna pay you x amount, you're working this guy - what do you say?
Nadal sets up Del Potro showdown in semis
Nadal returned to the court midway through serving to level the match after bad weather ended play early on Wednesday evening. Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski and Croatia's Mate Pavic lost their mixed doubles final at the French Open on Thursday.
CM Punk has a fight coming up on Saturday against Mike Jackson no matter what and hopefully, it turns out well. "Whaddaya say, yes or no?' Nobody's ever done that". I could definitely tell you if you asked me that question a week ago when I still felt like I had a foot in the grave, the answer [would have been] no, I don't want anything to do with it. No!' Something might come up, some fun might be had.
Punk added right now his mind is "100%" on fighting and was hopeful he would continue his career in UFC. The trial's timing is somewhat of a very odd coincidence for Punk being so close to his next fight but that's another story.
Now Jackson doesn't fault Punk for wanting to compete much less accepting a six-figure salary from the UFC to do it, but he still believes the 39-year old martial arts novice is fighting for a much different reason than every other person stepping into that Octagon on Saturday night. "To me that means yes". Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio how CM Punk was doing wind sprints before the trial and then sparring afterward.