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Former UFC champion and training partner believes CM Punk will surprise critics

UFC fighter Anthony Pettis believes CM Punk will surprise a lot of the critics.

Pettis meets Charles Oliveira this Saturday on the UFC’s UFC on Fox 21 fight card airing at 8 p.m.

The former lightweight champion has been seen training with CM Punk at Duke Roufus’ camp where both fighters train in Wisconsin.

He plans on being in the arena when CM Punk makes his mixed martial arts debut on the UFC 203 fight card.

“I think people think he is horrible but that’s not the case,” he told The Roman Show. “He came along way.”

In the recent FS 1 special, CM Punk and Pettis were seen sparring.
“No am not a fan of pro wrestling. I know Punk is from Chicago as a kid I was. A fan of pro wrestling,” he said. “Punk is looking good he can surprise people. He put the work in.”

As for his fight Saturday, he feels confident, as he is ready to make his featherweight debut.

“I feel motivate,” he said. “I put the work in and am ready to take care of business.“

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