CM Punk is set to make his MMA debut next Saturday at UFC 203 when he takes on Micky Gall in a welterweight bout in Cleveland.
This fight is on the undercard of the heavyweight title clash between challenger Alistair Overeem and champion Stip Miocic, but Punk's debut has drawn a special kind of anticipation from MMA and wrestling fans alike.
Will he get knocked out? Will he shock the world and win? If his training videos are anything to go by, the latter is unlikely, but as we've seen with Ronda Rousey and our good friend Conor McGregor, anything can happen in the UFC.
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AXS TV Fights released a video preview of Ron Kruck’s full feature interview with Punk - real name Phil Brooks - where the former WWE champion reveals Vince McMahon has wished him anything but luck in the build up to his debut bout.
"He's [Vince Mcmahon] is currently bankrolling a lawsuit against me, so I don't think he'll be reaching out," Punk said, laughing.
Stating that Punk and WWE parted ways on bad terms would be a tremendous understatement.
Punk, 38 next month, was furious with his creative direction in the company and was sick of taking a backseat to the part-time stars that were awarded main events and the big paydays.
Most of all, though, Punk felt the WWE did not take care of his health and that is what has resulted in his lawsuit against the company.
If Punk was to lose on September 10, we're sure Mr. McMahon would have a wry smile at his expense.
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