Phil Brooks, 36, aka CM Punk leaves Professional wrestling for mixed martial arts, UFC with debut in 2015. “My professional wrestling days are over, it’s awesome to be here” said the 36-year-old. “This is something i’ve wanted to do for a long time”. He added.
The announcement was made at UFC 181 on Saturday night, as Robbie Lawler beat Johny Hendricks in their welterweight title rematch. CM Punk, whose real is Phil Brooks, has never competed in mixed martial arts and admits time is not on his side.
Dana White, UFC President told ESPN, “He wanted to fight here. He wanted to give it a shot, so we gave him an opportunity”. “He’s been coming to fight 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.” Dana stated.
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