That’s a question I’ve been asked a lot over the past few months, ever since I decided to dedicate my life to mixed martial arts.
People want to know if I ever miss my old life as wrestling personality CM Punk. They wonder if I ever think about the crowds chanting my name or the rush of jumping off the top rope during the main event. It’s a fair question with a simple answer.
The truth is I don’t miss being CM Punk as much as I used to miss being me.
For a long time, the demands of my schedule as a professional wrestler forced me to prioritize my job over everything else in my life. My family, my health and my own ambitions had to be placed on the backburner. I gave everything I had to the job. But my time as a professional wrestler didn’t just end — it reached a conclusion. I achieved everything I wanted to in that arena, even beyond what I ever dreamed was possible. I had thought about trying something else for a long time before I actually made the move to MMA. And now that I’ve done it, I know I’ll never look back.
My reasons for pursuing MMA were simple.
First off, it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
More important, it makes me happy.
For a long time, I didn’t really consider those things. Instead, I focused strictly on what I knew I was good at, which was being a professional wrestler. But in order to pursue what I was meant to do, I knew it would mean starting from a blank canvas. I have a background in jiujitsu, but besides that, I had to learn everything else from scratch — which excited me. So ultimately, I decided to put aside what I was good at in order to pursue what I wanted to be great at.
I knew that if I was going to do this, I had to approach it with no ego and a positive outlook. It’s difficult to do both of those things when you’re trying learn something that’s really difficult. View all content of this post »
Mickey Gall out first to Toni Basil’s “Mickey.” Clearly the criticism got to Dana White…and Rogan says it did! HA! In this moment I realize that “Mickey” is a MUCH better song when you’re not watching the goofy low budget video with it.
Punk out to Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” to a huge pop. It’s happening, everybody. He’s clearly pumped up. And looks REALLY skinny. Hopefully he rehydrated properly.
Round 1: Well, here we go. Gall shoots immediately and gets Punk down. Gall throwing hard ground and pound. He gets the back. Rear naked choke. Punk escapes briefly, Gall gets it again, Punk taps. That was an entirely unnecessary exercise.
Official Decision: Mickey Gall defeated CM Punk by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:14 of round 1.
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Real Name: Phillip Jack Brooks A.K.A.: CM Punk, Phil Brooks Born: October 26, 1978, Chicago, IL WWE Debut: 2005 UFC Debut: UFC 203
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