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article imageFormer WWE champ CM Punk signs with the UFC

By Owen Weldon     Dec 7, 2014 in Sports
On Saturday, at UFC 181, it was announced that CM Punk, a former champion in the WWE, signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, left the WWE back in January. Since leaving the company, rumors have been going around that he could eventually sign with the UFC, according to Bleacher Report.
According to LA Times, Brooks will start fighting in the UFC in 2015. He will either fight as a welterweight or a middleweight.
At UFC 181, Brooks was interviewed, and that's when he said that both the middleweight and welterweight were options.
During the interview Brooks told Joe Rogan that he has a background in Kempo, and he has been doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for a long time. He also said he was 100-percent and that this was going to be fun. He added that when it's all said and done, people will respect him because he came to the UFC to fight.
The UFC Tweeted, welcoming CM Punk to the UFC and saying that they would see him in 2015.
Brooks, 36, said that he felt like he had a limited window that most fighters don't have and he felt like it was time to make the move now, as it was now or never.
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