CM Punk has expletive six-word response when asked about UFC run

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CM Punk holds no regrets over his UFC run, but still isn’t sure why he chose to make the switch.

Back in 2016, WWE megastar Punk announced he would make his debut in the UFC as he attempted to become a professional MMA fighter in a sporting switch which left combat sports fans stunned.

Punk was beaten in devastating fashion on his UFC debut

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Punk was beaten in devastating fashion on his UFC debut

Unfortunately, Punk cemented his name in UFC history for the wrong reasons being submitted in just two minutes by Mickey Gall in his first appearance.

His second outing came in 2018, in which he was outpointed by Mike Jackson, a result that was later overturned after his rival tested positive for Marijuana.

But the 45-year-old, who has since returned to fight as a WWE superstar, has since wondered exactly why he chose to make the move.

He said on the MMA Hour: “I asked my wife the other day, because I said something, I was just like, ‘What was I, 35 when I fought?

“And she was just like, ‘Oh no, you were 36 or 37.’ I just went, ‘What the f*** was I thinking?’

“But I’m glad I did it. Zero regrets. I shouldn’t have fought in Chicago, because of the worst two weeks of my life.

“Easily the worst two weeks of my life. I couldn’t cut weight properly. I still made weight. I’m proud of myself for that. I’m an ambitious guy.

“I get it, it’s easy to laugh out loud and make fun of me. Some people look at that and be like, ‘That’s embarrassing.’ I f****** made the weight.

Punk has opened up about his time in the UFC

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Punk has opened up about his time in the UFCCredit: MMA Hour

“I made the walk. I am 100 per cent proud of myself, and I would do it again, because that was me at my absolute worst, and I did it.

“You want to call me a loser, that’s cool, but I was stoked I got that opportunity, and I was stoked I did it.”

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Despite his UFC debut being seen as a disaster, Punk did pocket a tidy $1 million purse in total after pay-per-view earnings so could be seen as the real winner.

Punk’s run came after his retirement from professional wrestling in 2014, but he has since returned to the world he has had so much success in.

The 46-year-old inked a lucrative deal with AEW in 2021, but has since returned to WWE in November 2023.

He had hoped to compete in the upcoming Wrestlemania 40 event but will be sidelined due to injury.

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