CM Punk has commented on his not-so-successful UFC debut.
Punk lost to Mickey Gall by submission at UFC 203, and speaking to UFC colour commentator Joe Rogan moments after the bout, the former WWE champion said;
“In life you go big or go home. I just like to take challenges. This was a hell of a mountain to try to climb. I didn’t get to the summit today, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to give up. It doesn’t mean I’m going to stop. I appreciate all the support from everybody, obviously Mickey is a hell of a fighter.”
Punk also claimed that this will not be the last we see of him inside the Octagon;
“I’ll be back, believe it or not. This is the most fun I’ve ever had in my life, second-best night of my life besides marrying my wife. I know there’s a lot of doubters, but listen, life is about falling down and getting up. It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, it’s about getting back up, so if there’s any kid out there that’s been told by a parent or a coach or a teacher or somebody that they look up to, somebody that is supposed to push them or believe in them, and they’re told no, don’t listen to them. Believe in yourself, sometimes the outcome isn’t always what you desire and to be, but the true failure in life is not trying at all. I know that sounds preachy an kind of weird from a guy who just got beat up, but f**k it, this is the time of my life.”