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.
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?