It's safe to say CM Punk's UFC debut didn't go as he had planned.
After just a couple of minutes in the octagon, the former WWE World Champion was tapping out to Mickey Gall, who had put him in a rear-naked choke.
Two years of training for that moment, and only two minutes of action. Despite his poor showing, Punk stated after the fight it was one of the best night's of his life, and he was adamant that he'd step foot back in the octagon when he was ready.
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Following the fight, all corners have reacted, from UFC fighters respecting Punk for stepping in the octagon in the first place, to WWE superstars also having their say on the fight.
The latest to discuss Punk's resounding defeat has been two-time Hall of Famer Ric Flair, and although he's said he feels sorry for him, he also said 'what goes around comes around.'
During an episode of The Ric Flair Show, The Nature Boy discussed CM Punk's UFC debut, and admitted that he felt sorry for the guy considering the manner of the defeat.
Flair said: "I actually felt bad for him.
"I just think, number one, it's a lot to bite off and he [has] been injured a couple of times, I guess, while training. But you always want to go out there and you hope for the best for everybody because if he wins it makes us look [good], but if you lose like that…"
Flair then continued to discuss Punk and the way he reacted to WWE following his departure, and that is when he said what goes around comes around, insinuating that the former WWE Champion got what he deserved.
Flair continued: "But the problem I have, as we discussed before, he [has] been so negative and knocked everybody in WWE, but always treated me [well], so I never had a problem with him. But what goes around comes around."
Flair also continued by saying Punk should reconsider his future and admitted that maybe UFC isn't the right career choice for the 37-year-old.
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