Cm Punk was defeated in his MMA debut in 2 minutes and 14 seconds via a rear naked choke by Micky Gall. Punk was taken down straight away by Gall and never looked like recovering as Galls BJJ skills were too much for him which eventually ended in Gall submitting Punk via a rear naked choke.
The feeling in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland was white house, as Punk entered the octagon to his world-famous WWE theme song, “Cult of Personality”. He took a moment to soak in the crowd, with a large smile on his face, exclaiming “f*** yeah!” multiple times. Unfortunately for one of the most popular and controversial professional wrestlers of all time, Gall came out of the gate swinging, taking him to mat and deploying a rapid fire ground game. Punk was able to escape a choke, and showed some signs of defense on the ground, but ultimately submitted to the 24-year-old New Jersey native.
Punk was very humble in his post match interview with Joe Rogan and said that ‘ he will be back ‘ and ‘ he won’t stop ‘. Punk also said that ‘ any kids watching should not give up on their dreams, I know that sounds preachy who just beat up, but fuck it ‘.
Below are post match photos and clips:
A tough first night at the office for @CMPunk! #UFC203 pic.twitter.com/TFjqTq3aMM
— #UFC203 (@btsportufc) September 11, 2016