Phil “CM Punk” Brooks has been defeated in his UFC debut. Brooks fought 24-year-old Mickey Gall in the welterweight division. After an early takedown, Brooks was submitted by choke at 2:14 of round 1.
Punk was interviewed following the defeat. Watch the video below:
I will be back, believe it or not, this was the most fun I’ve ever had. It was the second best day of my life after marrying my wife.
I know there’s a lot of doubters, but life’s about falling down and getting up. It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it’s about getting back up. So if there’s any kid out there who’s told be a parent, a teacher or a coach or somebody that they’re supposed to look up to, somebody that’s supposed to push them and believe in them and they’re told no, don’t listen to them. Believe in yourself. Sometimes the outcome isn’t always what you desire it to be, but the true failure in life is not trying at all. I know that sounds preachy and kind of weird for a guy that just got beat up, but f–k it. This is the time of my life, thank you Cleveland!
— UFC (@ufc) September 11, 2016