CM Punk officially calls it quits over MMA career

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CM punk retires from Mixed Martial Arts

According to MMA Fighting (h/t Fightful), Phil Brookes, also known to fans around the World as CM Punk, has officially retired from the sport of MMA. Punk hasn’t fought inside the UFC octagon since 2018.

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FILE – In this Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, CM Punk stands in his corner before a welterweight bout at UFC 203 in Cleveland. CM Punk won the fight of his life this week when he was cleared by a jury of defamation and invasion of privacy in a lawsuit brought by a wrestling doctor. But he still has a big one ahead when he fights at UFC 225 in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

He lost to a unanimous decision to Mike Jackson at UFC 225. However, the loss was later overturned to a no-contest as Jackson tested positive for marijuana.

Punk officially signed in 2014 but took more than a year to train for his debut. A back injury delayed his first fight, but Punk eventually made his first appearance at UFC 203 in 2016, facing Mickey Gall. Unfortunately, he lost the fight in two minutes as Gall submitted Punk with a rear-naked choke. Punk then fought his next fight in 2018 against Jackson. 

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Punk remained on the UFC roster while doing a commentary role for East coast-based promotion Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Overall, Punk’s journey with UFC will end with an 0-1 record with one no-contest.

CM Punk eyes big performances on AEW  

Finally, after being away from the ring for seven years, PJ signed a new deal to Join AEW, where he’s expected to make his in-ring debut for the promotion in September.

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Punk has earmarked a clash with Darby Allin and this could be one of the biggest matches of the year.

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