Phil Brooks, more famously known as CM Punk, will finally make his UFC debut on September 10 when he faces Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland. The former WWE superstar is confident about his chances and he even take it up a notch by saying that he may go after a UFC title shot.
Many people were skeptical about Punk’s UFC debut but the date has been set and he will be fighting in his first-ever MMA bout. The only thing that will get in the way of it is another injury to him or to his unbeaten opponent.
In a recent interview with The Herd, Punk mentioned that he is very positive about his UFC career. He added that if he can win three or fights in a row, a title shot may be on his way.
“To me, it’s not super farfetched to be like oh you know what? What if I put three or four wins together, who’s to say I don’t get a title shot. I’m a very positive thinking person,” Punk said, via FOX Sports.
It should be noted that the 37-year-old MMA rookie will fight Gall in the welterweight division. The current champion at 170 pounds is Robbie Lawler. Other fighters in the division include Stephen Thompson, Rory McDonald, Demain Maia, Carlos Condit, Tyron Woodley, Johny Hendricks and possibly, Georges St-Pierre.
CM Punk is the underdog coming into his UFC debut but if he somehow defeats Gall and proves to be a huge draw, he can climb the ladder quickly. In addition, Brock Lesnar lost his first UFC match but he quickly recovered from it to become the UFC heavyweight champion in just his third fight.
Of course, Lesnar was a huge draw and he had an athletic background as an amateur wrestler that is why he was successful. It’s certainly a different situation for CM Punk but him getting a title shot in the future is not impossible.
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