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CM Punk vows to continue MMA career, but uncertain about UFC future

Sep 12, 2016 - 12:33 PM

The WWE star turned UFC fighter calls his cage debut the second best night of my life after marrying my wife despite a one sided loss

CULT OF PERSONALITY. CM Punk suffered a quick loss in his UFC debut but remains undeterred about continuing his fighting career. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Mickey Gall spoils CM Punk’s MMA debut at UFC 203

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:53 AM

UPDATED CM Punk whose real name is Phil Brooks is forced to wave the white flag by Gall with a rear naked choke at the 2:14 mark of the first round

PUNKED. Mickey Gall (R) celebrates his victory over CM Punk during the UFC 203. CM Punk's MMA debut does not go well as he loses by submission to Gall. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

CM Punk makes weight for UFC debut

Sep 10, 2016 - 5:37 AM

Phil Brooks AKA CM Punk looks confident and lean as he tips the scales at exactly 170 pounds for his fight at UFC 203

ON THE SCALES. The UFC fighter who wrestled as CM Punk tipped the scales right at the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. Screenshot from YouTube

Stephen Thompson still looks forward to CM Punk's UFC debut

Feb 23, 2016 - 1:45 PM

I heard he has been training hard I want to see some fireworks pretty soon from CM Punk says UFC fighter Stephen Thompson

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

CM Punk will make UFC debut, says teammate

Feb 15, 2016 - 1:20 PM

CM Punk s teammate Emmanuel Sanchez remains optimistic the former WWE superstar will be a UFC fighter

FIRST OPPONENT. Former WWE star CM Punk comes face-to-face with his first UFC opponent, Mickey Gall of New Jersey. Screenshot from UFC's YouTube channel

Another injury delays CM Punk’s UFC debut

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:44 AM

The much awaited mixed martial arts debut of former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar CM Punk is delayed once again due to an injury

CM Punk's first UFC opponent named

Feb 07, 2016 - 1:22 PM

The former WWE star will face Mickey Gall with UFC 199 in June being eyed for his debut

FIRST OPPONENT. Former WWE star CM Punk comes face-to-face with his first opponent, Mickey Gall of New Jersey. Screenshot from UFC's YouTube channel

RAW Deal: A 'Rumble' to remember awaits

Jan 24, 2016 - 1:38 PM

This year s Royal Rumble feels more unpredictable than previous editions making for a month to remember in the world of pro wrestling

ODDS STACKED. Unlike like last year, it doesn't seem as certain that Roman Reigns will emerge victorious at the Royal Rumble. Photo from

Injury delays CM Punk’s UFC debut

Oct 09, 2015 - 2:52 PM

The UFC debut of CM Punk has been delayed due to a shoulder injury

DELAYED. CM Punk, seen during his run as WWE champion, will have his UFC debut delayed due to injury. Photo from

WWE breaks ties with Hulk Hogan amid racism controversy

Jul 24, 2015 - 4:39 PM

WWE has deleted all references to Hulk Hogan on its website with reports circulating that a racist rant may be the reason why his contract has been terminated

HULKSTER OUT AT WWE. Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is apparently out of the WWE once again. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: CM Punk unveils transformed physique in UFC training

Jul 08, 2015 - 6:11 PM

CM Punk trains with UFC fighters with Rashad Evans Luke Rockhold and Forrest Griffin as he prepares for his Octagon debut

NOBODY's PUNK. CM Punk is sporting a new look for his UFC career. Screenshot from YouTube

Ex-WWE star CM Punk has MMA potential, says Askren

Apr 14, 2015 - 2:29 PM

ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren now sees potential in CM Punk saying the ex WWE star works hard

POTENTIAL. Former WWE star CM Punk who has shifted his focus to MMA has gained the respect of MMA fighter Ben Askren thanks to his work ethic. Photo from

Ex-WWE star CM Punk shows potential in MMA, says trainer

Mar 04, 2015 - 8:34 PM

Punk has some things to work on but he showed a lot of potential

IT'S CLOBBERING TIME. CM Punk's trainer for the UFC says the former WWE Star is showing potential. File photo from Wikimedia

Ex-WWE star CM Punk trains in Roufusport for UFC debut

Jan 06, 2015 - 6:16 PM

Roufusport is a home to a number of top MMA fighters like UFC s Anthony Pettis and ONE FC s Ben Askren

TOUGH COMPANY. Anthony Pettis (4th from Left) posts a photo with other fighters training with Roufusports including ex-WWE star CM PUNK (5th from left). Photo from Anthony Pettis' Instagram

Ex-Power Rangers star challenges CM Punk for UFC debut

Dec 09, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Wrestling and Power Rangers fans will definitely pay good money to see this fight

MEGAFIGHT? Jason David Frank (R) who played the Green Power Ranger in the 90s challenges CM Punk (L) to an MMA fight. Photos from Wikimedia

UFC signs former WWE star CM Punk

Dec 07, 2014 - 5:09 PM

Former WWE star CM Punk will try to transition from the WWE ring to the UFC Octagon

IT'S CLOBBERING TIME. CM Punk (Phil Brooks) will try to transition from the WWE to the UFC. File photo from Wikimedia

RAW Deal: You ain’t gotta get Punk to have fun

Oct 01, 2014 - 12:29 PM

The WWE Universe fixates on CM Punk every time the company comes to Illinois Meanwhile there are plenty of stars currently with the company who are deserving of that attention

CM Punk is gone from WWE, and you're just gonna have to deal with it. Photo from Wikimedia

YES! Rants and musings from Wrestlemania XXX

Apr 08, 2014 - 3:41 PM

As the hangover from Wrestlemania XXX begins to wear off Rappler s sports editor gives his thoughts on the spectacle that was

THE STREAK IS DEAD. The Undertaker's streak was arguably the greatest gimmick in WWE history, but the time had come to close that chapter.

'Animal' tamed: Why Batista is getting 'X-Pac Heat'

Feb 16, 2014 - 4:35 AM

Batista s return to the WWE hasn t gone as smooth as the company would ve wanted Rappler s sports editor Ryan Songalia examines the reasons why

Batista showing off the World Heavyweight title during a 2008 promotional tour in India. Photo by EPA

Batista wins WWE Royal Rumble, will headline WrestleMania XXX

Jan 27, 2014 - 10:44 PM

Dave Batista remained the last man standing in his first match after a nearly four year hiatus from the professional wrestling scene winning the 2014 World Wrestling Entertainment Royal Rumble on Monday morning

NEXT STOP: WRESTLEMANIA. Dave Batista, shown here during a 2008 WWE promotional event in New Delhi, India, is heading to Wrestlemania XXX. Photo by EPA/STR