Former WWE World Champion CM Punk was officially signed on by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) this past week. Punk, real name, Phil Brooks, was on hand at the recent UFC 181 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas to answer questions about how the deal was done, and his plans for the sport. The news comes not long after an interview Punk did with his friend Colt Cabana about topics related to his dismissal or leaving from WWE.
Among the questions asked were who Punk plans to train with, what his goals are for the sport, and which weight class he plans to fight in for UFC. Punk also got questions mentioning the comparisons to Brock Lesnar, who is a former UFC champion and the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion. When asked when he plans to fight, it appears Punk will fight in 2015, but his answers maintained when he is ready from training and weight cuts.
Watch the CM Punk media scrum here.
The last Punk was seen in WWE was back in January at the Royal Rumble 2014 edition. Punk was among the final four remaining competitors, eliminated by Kane. Punk subsequently didn't show up on Raw the next night and apparently had quit WWE. Months later, the story emerged that he was fired on his wedding day when he married current diva, AJ Lee.
Will Punk be a successful mixed martial arts fighter in UFC? Can he achieve similar success to Brock Lesnar in the sport?
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