CM Punk UFC interview with Ariel Helwani following UFC 181 in Last Vegas this past Saturday. See the official UFC press release, which was publicized before Punk’s first UFC appearance on this Saturday’s pay-per-view.
Phil “CM Punk” Brooks on joining the UFC:
“My professional wrestling days are over, it’s awesome to be here. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”
“I have a background in kempo and I’ve been doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for a long time. This is my new career, 100-percent. I’m going to go full steam ahead, all systems go after today, and it’s going to be fun. I have nothing but respect for everybody here at the UFC, everybody who steps in the Octagon to fight. And when it’s all said and done, when I’m finished, everybody’s going to have to respect me because I have come here to fight.”
“I felt like it was now or never. I have a limited window most fighters don’t have. I’m either here to win or get my ass kicked.”
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