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IN Sports ON 11 Sep, 2016
CM Punk who is a retired professional wrestler is mostly known for holding the WWE Championship title for the longest period of time since 1988 for 434 days. He had parted ways with WWE during early 2014 and was last seen during his MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) debut at Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC 203. However, he had to experience an unpleasant tap out against Mickey Gall at UFC owing to a rear naked choke in the first round itself at Quicken Loans Arena.
Read on to know more about it.
From two years, the fans had been waiting eagerly for CM Punk's comeback to the wrestling world and were looking forward to his debut in the octagon.
He was up against a much younger albeit more experienced fighter, Mickey Gall.
Punk had no previous martial arts experience and had begun training in early January in 2015 for this debut. In fact, UFC had released a documentary called 'The Evolution of Punk' which walks through his progress. On the other hand, his opponent Gall who has had 7 years of training was reported to state to the press that he would take Punk out in 45 seconds.
The 'Second City Saint' received an enthusiastic ovation and a loud welcome from the audience. He seemed quite calm and confident for someone heading into his first match at UFC but as it turned out, it wasn't much of a long fight.
Gall took no time in attacking Punk and landed him with several blows right after the match had begun. Although they wrestled for a while, eventually Gall appeared to be dominating. Punk struggled for defence but ended up submitting after Gall charged on him with a rear naked choke.
The fight ended before the first round could end, yet the wrestlers showed respect to each other.
Regarding the mob's hatred of Punk online, Gall gave a speech telling people to block the hate as in 100 years, it wouldn't matter anyway and declared that he was ready for whoever was next.
On Punk's turn, he appreciated Mickey's victory and promised to be back as he thanked everyone for the support.
We'll keep rooting for you, CM Punk. You either win or you learn. No losses in the ring, that's for sure.
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