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CM Punk: ‘Zero regrets’ about UFC run

It’s probably fair to say that Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks’ UFC career didn’t quite go as planned. The professional wrestler, now back on the WWE roster after an extended absence (even if injury is precluding his activity as an in-ring performer currently), competed in two UFC bouts between 2016 and 2018 — losing both, even

CM Punk: ‘Zero regrets’ about UFC run

It’s most likely truthful to say that Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks’ UFC profession didn’t fairly go as deliberate.

The skilled wrestler, now again on the WWE roster after an prolonged absence (even when harm is precluding his exercise as an in-ring performer at present), competed in two UFC bouts between 2016 and 2018 — shedding each, even when his second to Mike Jackson was modified to a no-contest after Jackson subsequently examined constructive for marijuana metabolites.

However now seemingly rejuvenated forward of his first WrestleMania look in additional than a decade the place he’ll ‘host’ components of the two-day occasion, Punk is glad that he gave his combined martial arts ambitions a correct go, even when it didn’t pan out as he had hopd.

“I requested my spouse the opposite day, as a result of I mentioned one thing, I used to be identical to, ‘What was I, 35 after I fought?’” he mentioned Monday throughout an prolonged in-studio interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “And she or he was identical to, ‘Oh no, you had been 36 or 37.’ I simply went, ‘What the f*ck was I pondering?’”

“I’m glad I did it,” he added. “Zero regrets. I shouldn’t have fought in Chicago, due to the worst two weeks of my life. Simply the worst two weeks of my life. I couldn’t minimize weight correctly. I nonetheless made weight. I’m pleased with myself for that. I’m an formidable man.”

His second UFC outing towards Jackson in his hometown of Chicago got here within the midst of a authorized dispute with fellow professional wrestler Colt Cabana associated to a disagreement over the fee of authorized charges following feedback made by Punk on Cabana’s podcast over alleged medical negligence by a WWE-employed physician.

However with problem layered upon media obligations, weight-cutting and all the things else that goes right into a UFC combat week, Punk mentioned he’s greater than happy with how he reacted to the situation.

“I get it, it’s straightforward to ‘LOL’ and make enjoyable of me,” he mentioned. “Some folks take a look at that and be like, ‘That’s embarrassing.’ I f*cking made the load. I made the stroll. I’m 100% pleased with myself, and I’d do it once more, as a result of that was me at my absolute worst, and I did it. You wish to name me a loser, that’s cool, however I used to be stoked I acquired that chance, and I used to be stoked I did it.”

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