After the match, a battered Punk didn’t cut one of his infamous “pipe bomb” promos. And, apparently, he loved every second of it.
Punk, who dominated the wrestling scene at the WWE for a number of years, signed with the UFC way back in December, 2014 and was scheduled to make his debut in 2015. It takes a special kind of courage to do what CM Punk did on Saturday night.
Conor McGregor has not minced words when it comes to his opinion on WWE Superstars, as Marc Raimondi of MMA Fighting (warning: link contains NSFW language) noted in August.
“In life, you go big or go home”, CM Punk told UFC commentator Joe Rogan after the contest had ended. They said I wasn’t gonna make it to the Octagon and they said I wasn’t gonna make it after the back surgery. This was a hell of a mountain to try and climb. “It doesn’t mean I’m going to stop”, he told a post-fight interview. It is one thing to train, it’s another thing to train with a singular objective and that’s what I got in Mickey Gall. “I’ve got to get back on to ride”. He calls tonight the second best night of his life after getting married.
After being taken down early, Punk spent his brief time in the cage trying to evade straight punches and various choke holds.
“Mickey Gall will move forward”.
Punk took a beating from Gall in this fight, and came out of it with a bruised up face.
Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White doesn’t think CM Punk’s next mixed martial art battle should be in the big leagues. Punk suffered a defeat to Gall in the first round via submission due to a rear-naked choke.
Punk went right at opponent Mickey Gall from the get go, but this uneducated aggression left him open to a takedown. Gall elected to wait, rather than ask for another fight. “I wanted to shut him down, turn the mother board off”.
“I’m going to stay champ for a long time”, he said.
“I’ve got someone I want next”.