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Jon Jones Explains Why he Hopes CM Punk Gets “Knocked Out”

Jon Jones

It looks like you can add Jon Jones to the list of fighters who aren’t sold on the UFC signing Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, as the champ’s relayed he hopes the pro-wrestler gets KO’d in his Octagon debut.

Jones has been doing the media rounds for his UFC 182 headliner with Daniel Cormier on Saturday, and recently, he appeared on the Chad Dukes vs. The World radio show. The light-heavyweight was asked to comment on the UFC’s signing of Brooks, and according to a report from MMA Fighting.com, here is some of what Jones said.

“I just think it’s unfair for the people who have been working their tails off to earn this opportunity,” Jones said.”That’s why I really hope UFC gives him a real opponent so we can watch him get knocked out.”

“Every day I’m at the gym watching these kids training,” Jones furthered. “These guys have no money and they’re training their tails off, giving up everything to be a fighter.  Living in the gym, eating turkey and peanut butter, bare minimum to chase this dream and then a superstar like him just gets to jump into the UFC just because he knows the right people and has a name.”

Of course, everyone knows that Punk has been brought to the UFC because he’s going to move a lot of pay-per-view buys. Jones went on to acknowledge that the former WWE star will bring a lot of attention to the UFC and that it will be good for the sport, in that sense.

All the Brooks talk aside, Jones and Cormier will battle this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Other main card bouts scheduled for the card include Myles Jury vs. Donald Cerrone, Josh Burkman vs. Hector Lombard, Brad Tavares vs. Nate Marquardt and Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Louis Gaudinot.

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