CM Punk climbed in the Octagon at UFC 203 tonight (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) in Cleveland, Ohio and was completely overwhelmed by Mickey Gall, losing by submission in the very first round. His face showed just how bad he was beaten up in that small amount of time.
But, as he told Joe Rogan in a post-fight interview, he isn’t giving up just yet:
"You go BIG or you go home" - @CMPunk #UFC203 https://t.co/H4LEnkXwmI— #UFC203 (@ufc) September 11, 2016
"Yeah, you know, in life you go big or you go home. I just like to take challenges. This was a hell of a mountain to try to climb, and I didn't get to the summit today but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up, that doesn't mean I'm going to stop. I appreciate all the support from everybody. Obviously Mickey is a hell of a fighter. I will be back, believe it or not. This was the most fun I've ever had in my life, the second best night of my life besides marrying my wife, obviously. I know there's a lot of doubters but listen, life's 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 told by a parent or a coach or a teacher or somebody that they look up to, somebody that's supposed to push them and 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 it to be but the true failure in life is not trying at all. I know that sounds preachy and kinda weird for a guy who just got beat up but fuck it, this is the time of my life. Thank you, Cleveland."
Complete UFC 203 results here.