Former WWE star Alberto Del Rio recently spoke with Steven Muehlhausen of Sporting News to promote the new MMA series Combate Americas, which launched on NBC Universo this past Thursday, September 17th at 11 pm ET/8 pm PT from The D in Las Vegas.
During the interview, Del Rio commented about CM Punk fighting in the UFC, which Del Rio has fought professionally before. Here is what Del Rio had to say:
“It’s going to be difficult, but I know he’s been busting his ass for months and months,” Patron told Sporting News. “I know he’s going to be ready. He’s an athlete. He has the passion. He’s hungry for that and I know a lot of people want him to not do well.”
“I’m 100 percent sure he’s going to do just fine,” Patron said of Punk. “I’m going to be there that day to support him and I just wish him success. Not luck because he doesn’t need luck. He’s going to succeed in this venture.”
You can read the entire interview here.