CM Punk documentary details journey from day one to debut at UFC 203 (VIDEO)
It’s been nearly two years since former WWE superstar CM Punk signed with the UFC and made his transition from professional wrestler to professional fighter.
The journey has been filled with a lot of ups and downs, including a pair of injuries that forced Punk to continuously push back his debut.
Those delays were further burdened by a laundry list of fighters and fans who said Punk had no business fighting in the UFC with absolutely no previous experience in mixed martial arts.
A new documentary — titled “The Evolution of Punk” — debuts on FS1 this Monday night at 9:30pm ET and it showcases Punk’s road to the Octagon ahead of his first fight at UFC 203.
"Everybody has this misconception that pro wrestling is fake. All the people in pro wrestling are weak and can’t fight," Punk says in the new trailer for the show that just debuted on Tuesday.
I'm 0-0 in the UFC and I'm getting this shot and it's not right and it's not fair. It might not work out. This is their world. I'm just getting started in it.
— CM Punk
The multi-part series will follow Punk from the day he signed with the UFC back in 2014 all the way to his debut at UFC 203 in Cleveland when he faces young upstart Mickey Gall.
The first episode that debuts on Monday will not only showcase Punk on his first day of training with his teammates at Roufus Sport in Milwaukee, but also reveals his initial sparring session from 2015.
Nothing is left out as Punk attempts to make the improbable switch from sports entertainment to real fighting.
Check out the trailer for “The Evolution of Punk” and get ready for the debut this Monday night at 9:30pm ET on FS1.