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CM Punk signs with UFC





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CM Punk discusses decision to leave WWE for UFC, his MMA debut, critics, more
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CM Punk joins UFC, will fight in 2015
LAS VEGAS -- The UFC has signed former WWE professional wrestler CM Punk to fight in the Octagon.

The promotion announced the signing during its UFC 181 pay-per-view broadcast Saturday night. CM Punk, birth name Phil Brooks, never has fought professional mixed martial arts.

"This is my new career, 100-percent," CM Punk said in a statement. "I'm going to go full steam ahead, all systems go after today, and it's going to be fun."

UFC president Dana White said CM Punk intends to fight at middleweight (185 pounds), but said he'd be open to 170 pounds.

The UFC took to Twitter to announce that CM Punk is expected to make his Octagon debut in 2015.

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"He wanted to fight here," White told ESPN.com. "He wanted to give it a shot, so we gave him an opportunity. It's not like Brock Lesnar. We're not going to throw the kitchen sink at him. Lesnar had a wrestling background. (CM Punk) going to fight a guy who is 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 -- something like that."

White did not have a firm 2015 date for CM Punk's debut, saying it could take some time, perhaps six to seven months. The UFC head noted that Brooks has been training jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts for an extended period of time.

"He's been coming to fights for a long time and after his WWE contract was up, he called me and said he wanted to give it a shot. I said, 'All right. We'll give you a shot.' "

At 36, CM Punk acknowledges that time is not on his side.

"My professional wrestling days are over, it's awesome to be here," he said. "This is something I've wanted to do for a long time.

"I felt like it was now or never. I have a limited window most fighters don't have. I'm either here to win or get my ass kicked."

In addition to Lesnar, who went 5-3 over his MMA career, other WWE stars have tried their hands in mixed martial arts, including Dave Bautista (1-0) and Bobby Lashley (12-2).

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Re: UFC Interested In Signing Former WWE Star CM Punk

LOL. Punk would get smashed.

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He's not doing MMA, Punk is not stupid, I can see him taking part in a grappling tournament like Metamoris but Punk is not going to be an MMA fighter.

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Re: UFC Interested In Signing Former WWE Star CM Punk

I heard this before. At first I thought CM Punk left fore UFC. I hope it works out for him.
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Bro. you want to do this over working with Ryback?


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LOL. Punk would get smashed.
Yep.... Best thing that the UFC could do is feed him someone so he gets one win then watch him crash and burn on his next fight.
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Can't wait to see his ass get knocked out in an Octagon.


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He's not doing MMA, Punk is not stupid, I can see him taking part in a grappling tournament like Metamoris but Punk is not going to be an MMA fighter.
I think it really depends on the payday. If Punk can get a cut of the PPV revenues... say UFC gets 400,000 buys and he gets $1.00 for each buy over 400,000 it could be worth it along with a nice 6 figure 1 fight deal.
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Re: UFC Interested In Signing Former WWE Star CM Punk

Bam Bam Bigelow was one of the hardest men in wrestling before going into MMA and he crumbled in his first fight. I don't see what chance Punk would have.
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I think it really depends on the payday. If Punk can get a cut of the PPV revenues... say UFC gets 400,000 buys and he gets $1.00 for each buy over 400,000 it could be worth it along with a nice 6 figure 1 fight deal.
From what Rener Gracie has been saying Punk is an extremely talented BJJ grappler and becoming an expert BJJ practitioner, however in the world of MMA these days you need to be an elite wrestler and striker too infact wrestlers dominate BJJ guys these days, knowing some BJJ is nowhere near enough and I am pretty sure Punk knows that.

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