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Once He Steps in the Octagon, CM Punk Has Already Won

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Heading into his MMA debut at UFC 203 on Sept. 10 in Cleveland, former WWE Superstar CM Punk feels justified in his decision to leave the world of pro wrestling for something new.

Speaking at a UFC media day leading up to the event, Punk expressed his mindset during his final preparations for his fight against Mickey Gall (2-0). If anything, he feels positive he’s made the right move.

“I pretty much have a ‘I can’t wait until it’s over’ kind of feeling,” Punk told the media. “I want to get it over with because I’m ready. I feel ready. I’m prepared. And being here (at Roufusport) every day for five hours a day has made me feel that way.

“There’s like a relief, there’s like a calm, I’m excited, (with) a little bit of nervous energy, but it’s all positive.”

Having never fought competitive MMA before, and getting into the game at 37 years old, Punk knows people are skeptical, but he isn’t letting it bother him one bit.

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“People expect me to get knocked out,” he said. “People expect me to get startched in 30 seconds. And there’s people out there who realize that once I step into the Octagon, I’ve already won.”

Punk knows every aspect of the fight will be analyzed by pundits and fans alike, and he’s just fine with that. As long as he does what he feels he’s capable of, nothing else matters.

“When you have your first wrestling match, you’re trying to memorize everything, and you’re trying to not screw up. I feel like when I spar, it’s more loose and I’m having more fun,” said Punk. “I’ve got to worry less about things. ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly