Fans of professional wrestling still holding out hope for Cult of Personality to fire up during next year’s Royal Rumble match appear to be completely shit out of luck. Former WWE champion, and the self professed “best in the world,” CM Punk has revealed he is making the jump to mixed martial arts, signing a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
— UFC (@ufc) December 7, 2014
Though Punk – who is being billed by UFC as Phil “CM Punk” Brooks – does have a kempo background and has been training extensively in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with the legendary Rener Gracie, he is not expected to make the same instant splash in the sport that fellow wrestler-cum-fighter Brock Lesnar did when he jumped across to MMA in 2007. UFC boss Dana White has stated that Punk will likely face fighters with a similar record to his own – which at the moment stands at 0-0.