CM Punk has made a name for himself in the world of wrestling. He is a professional wrestler, a two-time WWE champion, and an avid MMA fighter. So it is safe to assume that he has talent in the area of grappling. However, he lacks the proper training and skills to defeat opponents who have the natural talent for submission holds.
There are three possible outcomes in any fight. One, he can capitalize on the situation and win the fight with ease. Two, he can submit his opponent and come out the victor. Or he could tap out, taking a significant amount of damage in the process. These are the best options for a fighter with true MMA skill. CM Punk obviously falls into the second category.
The first scenario presents a problem. CM Punk may have the ability to break down his opponents, but he does not know how to do so. He would be best suited to face an opponent who has studied strike techniques, or has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. These fighters have learned how to fight from top to bottom. They have also spent hours practicing and drilling strike techniques in order to learn how to subdue their opponents.
It is highly doubtful whether CM Punk would have the endurance or strength to compete in a match with someone who has trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. If he were to fight someone of this caliber, he would undoubtedly tire very quickly. A strike to the eye is one of the most painful injuries that a fighter can receive. After receiving a good amount of strikes to the eye, the vision will become blurred and no amount of grappling or striking would restore vision.
The second possibility is that CM Punk lacked the skills to wrestle. He did not train for this aspect of the fight. He did, however, learn to throw some punches. He was competent in rudimentary striking when he fought Kimbo Slice, but his striking lacks the power and the efficiency to defeat someone who is better in the clinch. Kimbo Slice defeated him by choking him to the ground, but this is a situation where a wrestling match would certainly favor the fighter who is able to put up strong points, rather than the one who cannot.
The third possibility is that CM Punk lacked the mental edge to fight. He may have trained in Jiu Jitsu, but he is still a young man in MMA. He is not experienced enough to realize what could happen if he loses a fight.
The fourth possibility is that CM Punk lacked the heart. He made a promise to beat Kimbo Slice, and he did. He believed that this win would be more sweeter than any loss that he suffered in his entire life. He broke his promise, and now he has been humiliated in front of his peers. He will have to wait until his career is over before he can even dream about losing again.
One thing that is clear though is that CM Punk will have to undergo additional training if he is to beat Kimbo Slice in the upcoming fight. His confidence must be high, but it should never take over his head. He must keep his head in the game. Keep fighting.
The other fighter that will help Punk continue to build on his MMA skills is Thales Leites. He has been in the MMA for quite some time, and he knows all about fighting. He knows how to prepare himself mentally, and how to come out on top of his opponent. He knows how to be aggressive, while at the same time using his superior wrestling skills. He is the perfect foil for Punk, because he knows exactly what it takes to defeat the Champ.
One thing that many people do not realize when they are watching this fight is that Kimbo Slice actually had a hand injury during the fight. He did not let that stop him from winning, which is a very impressive feat. He is the perfect example of overcoming adversity. He did not let the physical handicap stop him from standing up and putting on a show for the world. His fight with Punk was a perfect example of what it takes to succeed in the octagon. He is someone who has beaten the best of the best, and he knows what it takes to win.
Kimbo Slice is a true professional, and he will be remembered as such for his wins over some of the best fighters in the world. He is a true MMA athlete, and a huge star in the UFC. He is definitely someone to follow on any occasion. If you want to get into MMA, you owe it to yourself to check out Kimbo Slice.