After more than a year-and-a-half of speculation, former WWE champion Phillip ‘CM Punk’ Brooks finally made his awaited MMA debut when he faced 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall on the main card of tonight’s (Sat., September 10, 2016) UFC 203 from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
The odds were skewed in Gall’s favor, and the actual result didn’t fail to live up to that billing in any way. Gall immediately shot for a takedown and completed it, opening up the floodgates for a brutal beating that eventually lead to a rear-naked choke submission, forcing Punk to tap in just 2:14.
It was a chilling reality check, and confirmation for those that believed Punk simply didn’t belong in the Octagon. Nevertheless, the star pro wrestler said it was the second greatest of his life, and would be back.
Here are the full fight video highlights of his one-sided loss: