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CM Punk’s BJJ Coach: ‘MMA is Too Hard. He Should Compete in Jiu-Jitsu Instead’

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CM Punk’s BJJ Coach: ‘MMA is Too Hard. He Should Compete in Jiu-Jitsu Instead’

The 36 year old former pro wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks made a disastrous return to action at UFC 225 against Mike The Truth Jackson.

Both fighters entered the fight with 0-1 records with both of their first fights being first round losses to the same opponent – Mickey Gall.

Jackson badly manhandled Punk for 3 rounds taking a unanimous decision victory.

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Punk’s performace was so bad that his BJJ coach Daniel Wanderley who has worked with the WWE star for years, and last year promoted him to blue belt, recommends that his student focus instead on BJJ competitions because MMA is “too hard”

Wanderley told MMAFighting’s Guilherme Cruz.

“I hope he continues training and maybe enters a jiu-jitsu competition, something he has always talked about. I hope he comes back with a good mindset and keeps training jiu-jitsu because that’s good for his life. I think that’s a perfect sport for him.

“I think he should continue training kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, wrestling, but training for a [MMA] fight is too hard. I wish he would go on to compete in jiu-jitsu because you face opponents at your age, your skill level, your belt rank, so you don’t fight someone more experienced than you. That’s my recommendation for him.”

Wanderley further said that he believes that CM Punk would be a terrific commentator in the UFC, but advises him to pursue a less dangerous sport as a competitor.

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