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WWE superstar Randy Orton won't follow CM Punk to UFC unless he can fight 'Connor McDonald'

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For ex-WWE superstar CM Punk, his mixed martial arts (MMA) debut on the biggest stage of them all didn’t go as he would have liked, suffering a first-round beatdown at the hands of Mickey Gall at UFC 203 last weekend (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) before getting choked out.

See it again here.

With Punk being the latest WWE star to try to make it in MMA, one man who won’t be making the crossover is Randy Orton, who shut down any possibility of him dabbling in combat sports because he likes to get paid, and well, on a consistent basis, not every six months.

He explains via Twitter.

I take it $500,000 is chump change for a man who makes 2.7 million a year, according to Then again, Brock Lesnar just about equaled Orton’s salary in his one-off fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200, bringing in a staggering $2.5 million.

Just wait until Conor McGregor gets ahold of Orton's statement.

Speaking of "Notorious," Orton went on to say a few minutes later he would likely reconsider if he had the chance to fight him, or rather, fight "Connor McDonald."

So much for being a "pussy."

It's easy to figure out why.

As for Punk, his UFC future is unlikely to continue at the moment, as company president Dana White revealed that Punk's next fight would not be inside the Octagon.

Which means he will have to improve his skills in a smaller organization before he can get the call back up to the big leagues. And there’s nothing wrong with upping your all-around game before facing the best MMA fighters on the planet.

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