It’s official. UFC announced tonight at the UFC 181 pay-per-view that they have signed Phil “CM Punk” Brooks.
Joe Rogan was joined by CM Punk cageside after the first fight was over on UFC 181.. Joe Rogan said that Punk is joining MMA professionally and his wrestling days are over. Punk said that it was now or never for him and he has a limited window and he fully intends to get in there. He will either get his ass kicked or will kick some ass. He will go full steam ahead and it will be his full time career. He said he came to fight and everyone will respect him. He will do a test weight cut and will try fighting at middleweight. He says he has talked to a few people but would not reveal right now what camp he will train with.
Dave Meltzer noted earlier today that Punk and Dana White are friends and have been talking for some time so it appears that this deal was agreed to a while ago. It was made public today. Punk has been training with Rener Gracie in Torrance, California. Punk ripped on WWE last week on Colt Cabana’s podcast when WWE tried tried to get him to sign a no compete that included UFC.