UFC fighters have thrown shade at WWE Superstars several times through the years. Some don’t appreciate the work that those pro wrestlers put into their craft, even people like Brock Lesnar.

Alistair Overeem spoke with Ariel Helwani today where he took some shots at pro wrestling. He also mentioned UFC alumni CM Punk and Brock Lesnar in the process. Needless to say, he had a lot on hi mind as he called pro wrestling “lame” and ‘bad acting.”

“It’s lame, it’s not even a sport…it’s lame, it’s bad acting, it’s just lame. Sorry to all the fans of WWE. I’m just being honest, I’m giving my opinion. Free country right? I think it’s lame. I hadn’t seen it for 20 years, I knew it was there. Never watched Brock fight, I never watched CM Punk fight…why did nobody warn CM Punk what he was getting into? Of course, he can’t fight in the UFC. Of course, he cannot do that. You should’ve been more honest. You should’ve warned that guy about what he was getting himself into. That man got mentally destroyed in the octagon. If you look at his WWE stuff, I never watched his WWE stuff, but if you look at it you can already predict it beforehand. This man is going to have a bad experience in the UFC.”

He also turned his attention on Brock Lesnar as he commented, “are you really going to stick up for that guy? Ariel, we’re having a little bit of a disconnect here.” Overeem beat Lesnar at UFC 141 in 2011, so he has a lot to say about this. Some have credited Overeem for running Lesnar out of UFC.

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Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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