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CM Punk ready to step back in the UFC’s Octagon

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Appearing on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, former WWE Heavyweight champion and MMA fighter CM Punk said that he’s confident that his next MMA fight will be under the UFC banner. Following his quick loss to Mickey Gall, UFC President Dana White suggested that if Punk fights again, it will probably not be in the UFC’s Octagon but Punk said...

CM Punk gets half a million dollars for UFC 203

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CM Punk got one of the biggest purses at UFC 203 despite losing his first MMA fight against another relative newcomer Mickey Gall. Punk received $500,000 for his fight according to figures released by the Ohio Athletic Commission and published by MMAFighting.com. He had a flat fee of half a million which means that had he won there would be have...

WWE Superstars comment on CM Punk’s UFC debut

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Nikki Bella, Natalya Neidhart, Darren Young, and Alberto Del Rio were some of his former wrestling colleagues that had words of encouragement for CM Punk after last night’s disastrous outing at UFC 203. “Don’t worry amigo @CMPunk it’s all good, you’ll be back stronger…” said the recently released Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio...

An emotional CM Punk faces the media following UFC 203

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Fighting back tears most of the time, CM Punk faced the press after UFC 203 with a banged up face and a cauliflower ear and responded questions regarding the fight and his future. “The process was magical, I’m just disappointed. I’m beating myself up more than I was beat up, I am supremely disappointed. Just being out there was the most fun...

CM Punk gets choked out in first UFC fight

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21 months after signing his UFC deal, CM Punk finally stepped inside the Octagon for his first ever professional MMA fight tonight at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio and it was short and not with a happy ending. The former WWE champion walked out to the popular theme song Cult of Personality with a big pop from the crowd. Punk smiled as he walked...

CM Punk makes weight for tomorrow’s UFC 203

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CM Punk weighed in this morning along with the rest of the fighters who will be taking part at UFC 203 and the former champ made weight. This was CM Punk’s first official weigh-in for the UFC and he came in at 170lbs. The weigh-ins this morning was only for the media and the public event will be held later on at 6PM EST. He was accompanied by...

Watch the UFC 203 Countdown episode featuring CM Punk

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With just a couple of days to go for UFC 203, the Countdown episode featuring CM Punk and his opponent Mickey Gall has been uploaded on the UFC YouTube account. The 13-minute UFC production follows Punk and Gall as they face their final few weeks of training before their highly anticipated fight. Gall goes in with a 2-0 MMA record while Punk is...

All 4 episodes of CM Punk’s FOX Sports documentary now online

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All four episodes of FOX Sports’ documentary The Evolution of Punk are now online and available to stream on YouTube. The Evolution of Punk is a documentary almost two years in the making as cameras followed CM Punk through his tough journey to make it to his UFC debut which will happen this Saturday at UFC 203. From announcing his deal with the...

CM Punk talks Brock, Vince, and upcoming UFC debut

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Just a week away from his UFC – and MMA – debut, former WWE champion CM Punk sat down with INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck for an interview which aired yesterday on AXS TV. The interview started with Kruck asking Punk to list his athletic career prior to joining WWE. Punk laughed and said there’s not much to go on and this will be...

CM Punk says he will win his first UFC fight via TKO

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During a conference call with the press to promote UFC 203 on pay-per-view, former WWE champion CM Punk said that he definitely sees himself winning his first-ever professional mixed martial arts fight, probably via a TKO. At UFC 203, Punk will be facing Mickey Gall who has a 2-0 MMA record. This is also his first fight in the UFC. When Punk was...

Part 1 of CM Punk’s UFC documentary now online

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Part 1 of the CM Punk documentary which is airing on FOX Sports leading up to his UFC debut is now online on the UFC YouTube channel. Titled The Evolution of Punk, this 4-part documentary series takes a look at CM Punk’s long road from leaving professional wrestling to singing with the UFC and preparing for his first professional mixed martial...

Impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk released

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“Within us all… there is a fighter.” The impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk, the four-part documentary series which will be airing on FOX Sports starting next Monday at 9:30PM EST, has been published online by the UFC. Described as “underdog, icon, rebel, and punk,” the trailer shows what’s coming over the next month as we...

FOX Sports to air documentary on CM Punk’s road to the UFC

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In anticipation of his UFC debut, FOX Sports will be airing a four-part documentary on CM Punk’s road to the Octagon titled Evolution of Punk. The series has been in production for over a year as cameras followed Punk throughout his journey to become a UFC fighter. It’s directed by Rory Karpf, who is also working on the Ric Flair special for...