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Morning Report: Back surgery or not, Matt Brown doesn’t think CM Punk is cut out to fight

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“What’s his name? That f**king wrestler guy. That f**king punk guy. He’s injured now. He’s puss-ing out again.”

If you can’t tell, UFC welterweight Matt Brown isn’t the biggest CM Punk fan.

Punk underwent a surgical procedure Wednesday due to a herniated disc and Brown can certainly relate.

Brown was forced to withdraw from a 2013 bout with Carlos Condit for the same injury. The difference being that Brown didn’t require surgery.

“It’s a f**king horrible thing when it happens,” Brown explained on FOX Sports’ Great MMA Debate podcast. “I’m going to guess that he already got the epidural steroid injection. They put it down your spine to relieve the inflammation. If not, I don’t think he would have been walking. If it’s bad enough he’s having surgery I don’t know that he would have been walking into the cage like that [on Feb. 6]. It’s possible he just gutted it out and walked up there.

“Regardless, that’s bad. I didn’t have to get surgery and that s**t is never the same. When you get surgery it’s never the same again.”

Brown says it took him eight weeks to get back up to speed in the gym after his injury in 2013 and has his doubts about Punk ever making the walk.

“This guy, he aint no fighter,” said Brown. “People don’t understand what it’s like sitting in that locker room for two to three hours knowing a guy down the hall is going to try to f**king murder you. That feeling in indescribable. The nerves, people call it fear. That feeling is not to be envied. Personally, I do envy it but that’s what separates a fighter from everyone else.

“Conquering that fear takes something different than I think most people have and I question whether CM Punk has that or not.”

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