CM Punk Reflects On His UFC Run, Says He Has ‘Zero Regrets’ And ‘Would Do It Again’ If Possible

CM Punk was proud of what he had done in the UFC.

Cm Punk Talks Ufc
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  • CM Punk doesn’t regret one bit of his underwhelming time with the UFC
  • The WWE legend never secured a single to his name during MMA career

CM Punk doesn’t have any hang-up about how his brief UFC run played out.

“Zero regrets”

Speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, looked back at his underwhelming UFC run a few years ago. Despite failing to win a single fight to his name, Punk was all smiles as he insisted he regrets nothing about it. In fact, the WWE legend said he would be open to doing it again if it’s possible.

“I asked my wife the other day, because I said something, I was just like, ‘What was I, 35 when I fought?’” Punk said. “And she was just like, ‘Oh no, you were 36 or 37.’ I just went, ‘What the f*** was I thinking?’”

“I’m glad I did it. Zero regrets,” he continued. “… 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 ‘LOL’ and make fun of me,” he added. “Some people look at that and be like, ‘That’s embarrassing.’ I f**king, I made the weight. I made the walk. I am 100 percent 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.”

Punk’s MMA career

Punk has been known to many as a WWE superstar when he transitioned to mixed martial arts and joined the UFC in 2014. Despite his lack of experience, Punk diligently trained and stepping into the octagon for his UFC debut in 2016 against Mickey Gall. The fight ended quickly with Punk getting submitted in the first round.

Punk returned to the Octagon in 2018 to face Mike Jackson but was unable to secure a win after three rounds of fighting. The decision loss was later overturned to a No Contest after Jackson tested positive for marijuana.

While his UFC career did not yield victories, Punk is still considered as one of the company’s most popular fighters at one point.

Published on April 2, 2024 at 12:47 pm
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