Add making weight to the growing list of nuisances to CM Punk's UFC debut.
On Friday, Punk spoke to the press in a conference call about his first scheduled MMA contest at UFC 203 next Saturday. After an injury-riddled two years of training, the former pro wrestler revealed he's now having a rough go of cutting weight.
"It's terrible. I'm above 200 pounds right now and it's not going good," Punk said, according to Champions.co's Jack Sullivan.
Punk has a bit of a dry sense of humor, and he did joke that he plans to make weight by amputation, so he could just as easily have trumped up the state of his weight cut. He's slated to fight at welterweight, meaning he'd have to shed 30-plus pounds in a week if there's any truth to his statement. Even with the newly implemented morning weigh-ins, Punk would be in for a brutal seven days, no matter how he intends to make the 171-pound limit.
His opponent, Mickey Gall, also on the call, rejoiced at Punk's supposed struggles, as he'll have to forfeit 20 percent of his fight purse should he come in overweight. When Gall said he'd gladly pocket the docked cash, Punk retorted with the status card.
"It would be the most money you made in your entire life, and if you think I'm giving you any of my purse, you are f------ crazy."
Punk and Gall will square off at UFC 203 on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. They'll hit the scales the morning before.