Roufusport academy jiu-jitsu coach Daniel Wanderly told MMA fighting today, that he thinks CM Punk should focus on grappling as MMA is “too hard” for him.
Punk is 0-2 in his two UFC fights so far with his most recent defeat coming in comprehensive fashion against Mike Jackson at UFC 225.
The 39-year old is a member of the Roufousport team alongside Wanderly but the jiu-jitsu coach insists that Punk should focus on a less vigorous form of competition.
“I hope he continues training and maybe enters a jiu-jitsu competition, something he has always talked about,” Wanderley told MMA Fighting. “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.”
Punk said in an interview with ESPN before UFC 225 that he wanted to continue his MMA career with the organisation but president Dana White insisted that he no longer expects CM Punk to have a third fight in the UFC.