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Former WWE champion CM Punk signs with the UFC

Punk will make his MMA debut in 2015.

Source: UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship/YouTube

FORMER WWE CHAMPION CM Punk has signed with the UFC.

Punk — whose real name is Phil Brooks — will follow in the footsteps of Brock Lesnar and Dave Bautista and step into the Octagon in 2015.

“I have a background in kempo and I’ve done Brazilian jiu-jitsu off and on for a very, very long time,” the 36-year-old told Joe Rogan on Saturday night.

The idea of being able to step into the Octagon and find out what’s inside myself and test myself is an opportunity that I was not able to deny myself.

“I don’t think I would have been able to live with myself if I did not give this a shot.”

Punk is expected to fight in the middleweight division, UFC president Dana White told reporters.

If you’re not familiar with Punk’s WWE work, he’s one of the eight lads involved in this:

Source: WWE/YouTube

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