In an interview with MMA Fighting to promote his fight with J.W. Kiser at Bellator 214 this weekend, Jake Hager (fka Jack Swagger) criticized both Brock Lesnar and CM Punk for not wanting to get punched in the face during their UFC fights.
“I’m very lucky that it’s 2019 and I don’t have to have video cassettes of all the promotions to get this. I can just go on YouTube, and see the footage, and get the film, and have the research, and get better. The main thing I take away from it is, you can’t be afraid to get punched in the face at camp. You see that with Brock, you see that with Punk, they didn’t want to get punched in the face. I needed it, I needed to learn how to react to it and see how my body is gonna have the instincts to react in that moment. That’s the main things I took from it, and at the same time, those other guys, they shied away from their pro wrestling background, where, I’m embracing it. This is who I am and, dude, I love it, ya know? What’s not to like?”
You shouldn’t either. Good skill this weekend, pulling for you. https://t.co/QKjgbRKYd2— Coach (@CMPunk) January 25, 2019