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CM Punk’s next fight probably shouldn’t be in UFC, says Dana White

UFC 203: Miocic v Overeem Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

CM Punk was beaten badly in his MMA debut at UFC 203 last night (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) in Cleveland, Ohio. He lost to Mickey Gall via submission in the first round, and his face was a bit of a mess after. Despite his lack of competitiveness in the bout, he vowed to be back in the post-fight interview, though he admitted it may not be in UFC at the post-fight press conference.

The President of the UFC, Dana White, came right out and said he shouldn’t (from his interview with John Pollock of Fight Network):

"I don't know if it was an experiment. I became friends with him, he's a nice guy, I like him, I have a lot of respect for him. He wanted to give it a shot, I gave him his shot. He probably shouldn't have his next fight in the UFC. Just like I said with Brock, having your first fight in the UFC is tough and you see tonight even if it's against a guy who is 2-0. This is a tough place to learn."

If Punk decides it’s worth his time to make something of a career in MMA, last night made it clear he needs to start from the bottom and work his way up. At 38-years-old, however, there’s a real question regarding whether or not he should even try.

Still, at least we know we (probably) won’t see him attempt to come up through the UFC.

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