UFC’s Mike Jackson to CM Punk
It’s Time To Retire
… Fighting Ain’t For You
6/11/2018 12:31 PM PDT
TMZ Sports talked to Jackson about his UFC 225 fight against Punk … and, while MJ says Punk is a tough MF’er … he also says real-life fighting ain’t for him.
FYI — CM went the distance in the fight … but was thoroughly dominated.
“It’s not even a knock on the man and his skills. It’s all about his safety. We’re in a sport where you’re trying to incapacitate someone,” Jackson says, “It’s a dangerous sport. People’s lives, health is on the line.”
Jackson goes on to say … “I never wanted to hurt the guy. I just wanted to beat him up a little bit, so he knows not to do this no more”
“The Truth” also sent a message to Dana White — who was pissed ’cause he thought MJ was showboating during the fight.
“If you’re sitting on the outside watching, I understand what it may have looked like. But, that’s not what I was doing. I’m not a showboater. I’m not a taunter.”