Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion CM Punk made his highly anticipated octagon debut against Mickey Gall at last night’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio.
The bout served as Punk’s first ever professional mixed martial arts fight and came against a very young and talented prospect, Gall, who had gone 2-0 thus far in his professional MMA career.
When the fight started, Punk quickly proceeded across the cage in hopes of trading punches with his opponent. Unfortunately for Punk, his forward movement allowed Mickey Gall to score an easy takedown just seconds in to their main card bout. Gall would proceed to pass CM Punk’s guard and begin working some solid ground and pound on the former Wrestling star. Mickey would eventually take CM Punk’s back, where he was able to secure a rear-naked choke that forced Brooks to submit.
Here is how some former and current WWE stars reacted to CM Punk’s submission loss at UFC 203:
Glad to see CM PUNK tell his fans he's going to continue his UFC journey,he will learn and come back strong!! Time to fix that ear! HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) September 11, 2016
— Alberto El Patron (@PrideOfMexico) September 11, 2016
Nothing but respect. #UFC203
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) September 11, 2016
— Noelle Foley (@NoelleFoley) September 11, 2016
— Lina Fanene (@NiaJaxWWE) September 11, 2016
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) September 11, 2016
— WWE R-Truth (@RonKillings) September 11, 2016
In his post-fight interview, CM Punk claimed that he “had the time of his life” during his UFC 203 fight with Mickey Gall and added that “believe it or not” he plans to fight again.
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