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CM Punk Is Training for a Real Fight

Phil Brooks was once known as CM Punk – the longest-reigning WWE champion of the modern era. Now retired as a wrestler, he's onto his second career as a fighter – you know, the "real" kind – in the UFC.

by Aanu Adeoye
10 March 2016, 8:50pm

Phil Brooks was once known as CM Punk – the longest-reigning WWE champion of the modern era. Now retired as a wrestler, he's onto his second career as a fighter – you know, the "real" kind – in the UFC, currently working his way back from injury for his first MMA match. He's got some help from friend, trainer and UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin. We spent some time with the duo at the New Jersey Devils training facility at the Prudential Center as they hit the weights and reflected on CM's unlikely journey.

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