The season premiere of the four-part series, "The Evolution of Punk," debuted last week on FOX Sports 1, chronicling Phil Brooks' (a.k.a. CM Punk) journey from the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ring to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon.
The behind-the-scenes documentary, which promises to take a closer look at his "unique skills" and "unexpected setbacks," begins, well, at the beginning as Punk kicks off his mixed martial arts (MMA) training at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wis., alongside former Lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, among others, back in Jan. 2015. It also delves into his childhood and personal life, as his wife, A.J. Lee, learns to accept his decision to have his face punched. The first episode ends about three months into his training after his first-ever sparring session against an eight-fight professional fighter.
It didn't go too well, but it's all part of the learning process.
Punk's UFC debut has been plagued by injuries, setbacks, and various delays; however, he is currently on track to fight Mickey "I Don't Want To Look Like An Asshole" Gall at UFC 203, which takes place inside Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 10, 2016.