Former WWE superstar and main eventer CM Punk has announced an incredible new deal to become a UFC fighter.
Punk hit the headlines in recent weeks after revealing why he left the WWE, featuring on a podcast where he spilled a lot of dirty secrets about the company.
And he has now got himself a big new deal. Punk confirmed today to Joe Rogan during UFC 181 that he will actually fight in Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he is sure to be a star and huge attraction.
It had been roundly speculated that Punk and UFC head honcho Dana White would be in discussions about a potential deal this weekend, but no-one expected a deal to be done already!
Punk confirmed on the UFC's official Twitter that he will be in the Octagon from 2015 onwards in a select number of fights, the amount of which is not yet known.
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While UFC President Dana White mentioned that he and Punk would be talking this weekend at UFC 181, PWInsider reports that the two have been talking for some time and a deal was in the works before this weekend.
Punk noted during UFC 181 that he will be figuring out a training camp soon and has made several inquiries already. He will speak more about coming to UFC on the FOX Sports 1 post-show tonight.
As noted, Punk will be fighting at middleweight or welterweight. UFC's Michael Bisping, who is a middleweight, tweeted this earlier, welcoming Punk and laying down the gauntlet early for the former WWE champ.
So WWE and UFC fans what do you think! Will Punk be a success in UFC or is he bound to fail? Tell us what you think in the comments below...