After a series of setbacks, delays, and punchlines, former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Phil Brooks -- aka "CM Punk" -- will make his Octagon debut at the upcoming UFC 203 pay-per-view (PPV) event inside Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 10, 2016.
Waiting for him will be regional import Mickey Gall.
Brooks (0-0) announced his transition to mixed martial arts (MMA) in late 2014; however, the 37-year-old welterweight was in no hurry to get his hands dirty inside the Octagon. Once he did commit to a debut date, following tutelage from Duke Roufus, injuries kept him at bay.
Hear Punk discuss his long road to the Octagon in the UFC 203 media scrum from earlier this week in Milwaukee, Wisc., (embedded above) and to watch his recent FOX Sports 1 documentary click here. To see who else is fighting at UFC 203 next week in Cleveland click here.