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WWE Wrestler CM Punk May Not Approve of Jon Jones’ Nike Deal

(This is how a real Christian does product endorsement)

So we know that the first thing you thought when you heard that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has signed a ground breaking global sponsorship deal with Nike was, “gee, I wonder what professional wrestler and Chael Sonnen bff CM Punk thinks about all of this?” Well, turns out that the straight-edge character-actor/athlete may not be a big fan of Nike’s decision.

On August 8th, CM Punk tweeted, “Let’s reward more drunk drivers with endorsement deals! #responsibility” he tweeted. Now, this is only circumstantial, but the timing of the tweet, along with Mr. Punk’s own fanboy-ness status in the sport of MMA makes us think that he was referring to Jones and his new Nike deal.

You see, shortly after his last title defense last spring, Jones was arrested for an alleged DWI after crashing his Bentley into a tree. He’s currently still dealing with that legal situation.

So, Jones appears to have messed up and yet he continues to make a living. Perhaps C to the M cannot abide that injustice.

After all, he and his character in the WWE advocate a straight-edge lifestyle that does not include drinking or drugs. Its a good thing that Punk’s friend Sonnen wasn’t drinking when he was laundering money and snitching on other criminals because then the WWE star may have had a problem with Sonnen trying to move beyond his mistakes and continue to make money for his family.

What do you think, nation? Is CM Punk just being a hater here or does he have a legitimate point and I’m just grumpy because I’m writing about what a guy who pretends to fight has to say about a guy who actually fights on a Friday afternoon?

- Elias Cepeda

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Mr_Misanthropy- August 10, 2012 at 11:15 pm
Sorry, I thought I had to log in again.
Mr_Misanthropy- August 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm
SquidInk- August 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm
bitteralex- CMP comes across as holier than thou with the whole straight edge thing. Guess what: I don't drink or do drugs either, but you don't see me acting like my shit doesn't stink. He should keep his mouth shut. Like pro wrestling is really some kind of clean, safe, moral, upstanding industry. Bitch please.
SKK BB- August 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Fake fighter talks, who listens? Not me. STFU.
Grandmas Nutmeg- August 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm
McMahon really loves his CM Punk loofah, it cleans his ass so nicely.

As for the article, who cares, really who cares? How many of you drunken rednecks (citing Floyd Mayweather on this) have not downed a ton of cheap American beer and proceeded to stumble into your dual exhaust pickup truck and drive home? The guy screws up once, it makes him a human being with insanely long arms. It's not like children actually go "Well fuck, to be just like Jon Jones I have to get a DUI." instead of "Well fuck, to be just like Jon Jones I have to beat the shit out of a deaf guy, only to get the win taken away because he couldn't sign "I give up" fast enough and ate a few 12-6 elbows."
bitteralex- August 10, 2012 at 7:36 pm
Sorry I have a tendency to write long, meandering rambles when I comment
bitteralex- August 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm
When I first read his tweet, you know what the first thing I thought was? Good point. I didn't think about his straight-edge persona or his job as a professional wrestler. I thought he's right on the money with this. A person's profession or the company he keeps does not detrack from the validity of his argument. If GSP or Randy Couture tweeted the same thing, would all you haters attack them the same way? I doubt it. So he's a professional wrestler, so what? That doesn't make him wrong. So he doesn't drink, nothing wrong with that... that just means he can drive me home. Because you shouldn't drink and drive kids.
Or maybe you should.. if you can afford to wreck your bentley... but then you might get an endorsement outta it... sooo that'll probably pay for another bentley... and... uhh you know...
paperplane- August 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm
Haters gonna hate. Masters gonna bate
Mr_Misanthropy- August 10, 2012 at 11:16 pm
Fried Cagetaters get ate. Fat chicks gonna gain more weight?
blaphtome- August 10, 2012 at 5:56 pm
Haters gonna hate.
SmE227- August 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm
I don't really care for what CM Punk said or for Jon Jones ( I love watching him fight though) But of course he would destroy punk in a fight... what does that have to do with anything? If you have to be able to beat someone in the cage to say anything about them then pretty much none of us would be able to post on here.
SquidInk- August 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm
I'd love to see CM Punk step in the octagon with Bones. He wouldn't last 30 seconds. Shut your mouth, fake-ass fighter.
Qlay- August 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm
The last part. I agree with the last part.
holeeball- August 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Jones is GOD. Disagreeing is proof. Heathens.
BaghdadBob- August 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm
Who give a flying fuck what some professional wrestler says?
MediumRare- August 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm
I thought shoe companies endorsed athletes to get exposure and sell footwear. I guess those endorsements are actually just prizes for being upstanding citizens.

Thanks CM Punk. I had that shit all wrong. You're right. Nike should endorse Mother Theresa instead.
SethF- August 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm
Regional sponsorships have happened before, but Jones is the first global athlete for Nike (i.e. adds featuring him will be everywhere, products will be marketed with his name and image; etc.)

As for those people making the role model argument (no one here, so pardon the rant): Forgive me if I'm harping on this, but the guy wasn't appointed a bible camp counselor- he's pitching sweat shop produced clothing. If you want the guy selling $150 sweat shop produced sneakers raising your kids, well, that explains why your kids are such messed up little brats.
Mr_Misanthropy- August 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm
Thanks bro. *fist bump*
ctownhood- August 10, 2012 at 2:09 pm
Anyone know what George "The Animal" Steele's take in this is? Because I really care deeply.....
Crow42- August 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
The real problem is people letting T.V and role models, raise their kids.(I never understood that notion) who was jones talking about our current prez or the last one. I liked McCain and palin well maybe just McCain
Mr_Misanthropy- August 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm
@ Somebody (Anybody ((Everybody?)) Who Knows More Than I

I was watching UFC 134 last night and after The Shpider made a mockery of Yushin Okami's attempt to do the man-dance with him I noticed that he had a swoosh on his shirt along with the BK logo and whatever other one's were present. I assume this means that he is sponsored by Nike as well and must have had the deal before BonJonsi. Anybody know the particulars?
Mr_Misanthropy- August 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm
@ WeedRollz

I've heard the Deep Recesses of Sonnen's Ass has it's own power grid, emergency back up generator, game room, trophy case, jacuzzi, sauna, marble counter-topped gourmet kitchen with modern stainless steel appliances, pizza oven, and in wall surround sound entertainment all recently installed and billed to Crown Plumbing, LLC.

That's just the word on the street...
jimbonics- August 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm
...and on that day, not a single fuck was given.
The12ozCurls- August 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Damn, if CM Punk had less ink those ice cream bars would be waaaaaaay cheaper to produce and would look really plain.
SethF- August 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm
"I need the person pushing sneakers made in sweat shops to be a good role model!"

-Morons Everywhere.

You know who the greatest linebacker in the history of the NFL was? Lawrence Taylor. You know what his hobbies off the field were? Cocaine and hookers. Does that diminish his on field accomplishments at all whatsoever? Absolutely not.
SmE227- August 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm
I agree with you completely but I don't see anyone saying that the DWI Jones got makes him any less impressive in the cage. But yeah there are a bunch of things Nike and most big corporations do that are a whole lot worse than paying Jon Jones money. I can see what CM Punk was trying to say but he could have gone about it in a much better way.
Yazloz18- August 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm
1) Punk is an atheist. 2) As it has been stated,Punk is criticizing the fact that NIKE deiced to give him a deal so soon after his DUI arrest. 3) Punk is my favorite current wrestler, but when I heard about this I did shake my head a little. I get you, you are straight-edge, don't be annoying about it
weedrulz15- August 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm
I'm surprised he even saw the story.
I guess he still gets wi-fi that deep in the recesses of Sonnen's ass?