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  • [ dramatic music ]

  • ♪♪

  • >> Man: CM Punk is a guy who recently signed with the UFC.

  • Now he doesn't have a wrestling pedigree.

  • He has more of a pro wrestling pedigree.

  • Do you think he could actually get to a level

  • of a UFC fighter in a few months to fight in the organization?

  • >> Man #2: This isn't WWE.

  • I mean no.

  • No, you're an idiot. You're gonna get hurt.

  • You deserve to get hurt to think that way.

  • >> Announcer: CM Punk!

  • >> Woman: WWE champion, CM Punk.

  • >> Man: CM Punk.

  • [ crowd chanting "CM Punk! ]

  • >> Joe Rogan: Is this a one time adventure

  • or are you considering this as your new career?

  • >> This is my new career and when it's all said and done,

  • when I'm finished, everybody is going to have to respect me

  • because I have come here to fight.

  • >> Michael Bisping: This isn't story time with mom and dad.

  • This is the real thing and he's going to learn

  • pretty hard and pretty fast

  • that this was a gigantic mistake

  • on his behalf.

  • >> Mike Goldberg: Anderson--oh, he got hit!

  • >> Joe: Oh, my God!

  • >> Mike: It's over!

  • >> Joe: He's going out.

  • >> Mike: And it's all over!

  • >> Joe: That's a wrap.

  • >> Mike: The mixed martial artist rules.

  • >> There are all these MMA purists who are up in arms

  • about it, about how I'm 0-0 and I'm getting this shot

  • in the UFC and it's not right and it's not fair.

  • Yeah, I'm not a black belt in anything.

  • I'm starting from the ground up.

  • There probably is a lot of making up I need to do,

  • but I wanted to just prove that I could do it.

  • I hope to inspire somebody.

  • I was definitely a bit of an outcast.

  • I didn't really fit in.

  • And you have kids like me all over the world who feel like

  • they don't fit in anywhere and they don't have a home.

  • If I can show somebody that they have what it takes to do

  • whatever it is somebody is telling them they can't

  • or shouldn't even try,

  • I'll feel way better about myself when I go to bed.

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  • [ crowd chanting "CM Punk" ]

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  • >> I'm pretty much driving to

  • an area of Wisconsin called West Allis, Wisconsin.

  • Being an independent wrestler,

  • I used to do this drive once, twice a month

  • in 1999 to like 2004.

  • An hour and a half drive for a guy like me is a cake walk.

  • I'm used to five-hour drives at midnight

  • getting to the next town.

  • So this is no problem.

  • If you put MMA on television as prominent as wrestling

  • was in the '80s, I mean I guarantee my life

  • would have taken a different path.

  • >> Alright, let's glove up.

  • Let's do this today.

  • >> Punk: Anthony Pettis fought Cerrone in Chicago

  • and I met Duke-- I actually sat with him

  • and pretty much his whole team.

  • He has been everywhere and has done everything.

  • He has been a champion.

  • He has coached champions.

  • Roufusport is the best team in MMA.

  • >> Roufus: Let's find out where you are at.

  • Alright, kick.

  • Let's start out.

  • Pop. Good-- don't put those hands together.

  • Kick.

  • Pop. Remember, step hard.

  • You can hit me hard. Come on.

  • Take your time.

  • Don't open yourself up though, remember?

  • I know you want to hit that bad boy hard,

  • but make sure you're protecting yourself, okay?

  • >> Punk: The great thing about me

  • not having trained super extensively,

  • I don't have any super bad habits

  • that Duke has to try to reverse engineer.

  • >> Roufus: Ready-- Step.

  • Good.

  • Start a little closer to me, champ.

  • >> Scott: The number one basic parry there is,

  • is the jab.

  • What you don't want to do, is try to stop it right here.

  • No room for error.

  • Don't do this.

  • Okay, now what?

  • Yeah, he's going to keep hitting.

  • You went backwards, Phil.

  • It will come.

  • This is actually harder than it looks.

  • >> Punk: Today I started getting a little bit

  • frustrated with myself.

  • >> Scott: Open up a little bit; don't be so--

  • You're almost trying to be too perfect, Punk.

  • Relax.

  • I always tell people, "Relax,

  • you're only going to get hit in the head."

  • You're not made of glass.

  • >> Punk: I think this training is super challenging

  • and I'm sore and I'm tired.

  • Today makes me feel like it's really all up in the air.

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  • >> April: What did you get?

  • >> Punk: Doughnuts.

  • I got one plain glazed for you

  • because I know you like them.

  • >> Thank you.

  • >> There is one peanut butter chocolate pocket

  • or something.

  • There is like a cinnamon sugar cake doughnut and then

  • there's a Boston creme, which I'm probably going to eat.

  • >> I have to bare my mid-drift.

  • >> You don't have to.

  • >> On television.

  • >> Wear a one piece.

  • >> Punk: I met my wife in WWE.

  • She's just the most awesome human being that I have

  • probably ever met in my entire life.

  • I've ruined my fair share of relationships

  • because of pro wrestling.

  • All of a sudden, I had this precious thing

  • that I didn't want to ruin.

  • I got out and a big focus was my relationship with my wife

  • and my marriage and doing what I could to make sure

  • that was healthy and that was always a very important aspect

  • of my life going forward.

  • She's not the biggest MMA fan,

  • so she doesn't totally understand the differences.

  • But I just picture her thinking the worst.

  • I would get anxious thinking about telling her,

  • because I wasn't exactly sure what her reaction

  • was gonna be.

  • >> April: I will go to the fight.

  • I don't know if I'll be at the page or not,

  • but I'll be there.

  • I just don't enjoy seeing your face with bruises on it.

  • It's tough for me to watch.

  • >> Punk: It's what?

  • >> It's hard for me to watch.

  • >> Punk: Once I started explaining it to her,

  • she saw the spark and she immediately was like,

  • "Okay, cool.

  • I'm not gonna watch your fight,

  • but I support you 100 percent."

  • >> April: I'll just close my eyes the whole time.

  • >> What am I giving you?

  • There you go.

  • See how it just buckled the leg?

  • I'm showing you things.

  • Take advantage of it when I show it to you.

  • >> Punk: I got to work on a lot of stuff,

  • but I'm in there and I see feints

  • and I see him throwing stuff

  • and I know what it feels like to get hit.

  • I just got to get better all around.

  • >> Scott: Time.

  • Good work.

  • >> Punk: I got a ways to go.

  • >> Scott: You did some good things.

  • >> Punk: Thanks, coach.

  • >> April: You are going back at six?

  • >> Yeah. >> Oh, okay.

  • >> Punk: I probably will be doing stuff until 7:30 or 8:00.

  • >> April: What are you going to