CM Punk Grammar Slam

Published October 31, 2015 by Jordan Smith

CM Punk Is Too Nice: The Former WWE Star Trains for His UFC Debut

Published August 12, 2015 by Jordan Smith

“Bop, bop, bop!”

With every series of jabs CM Punk lands, his muay thai coach, Scott Cushman, annunciates the impact. Bouncing on his toes, Punk lunges forward for another combination into Cushman’s gloves. “Bop, bop!” This carries on for a few more minutes until a tiny digital timekeeper buzzes, signaling that it’s time to rotate and simulate a new series of strikes. When their hour-long session expires, Punk’s sweat-soaked Marvel T-shirt is saturated a new hue of blue. Read the rest of this entry →


Published August 5, 2015 by Jordan Smith

Friday afternoons are “fun time” at the Roufusport Martial Arts Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No grueling three-a-day sessions like during the rest of the week, no killer cardio work. Coach tells me on the phone that Fridays are when the tricky stuff comes out, the Showtime kicks and spinning fists. People are loose after drilling themselves all week, Friday is that free space before a weekend of straight sleep. Read the rest of this entry →