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Why CM Punk didn’t shake hands with Mickey Gall at UFC 203 weigh in

As noted (with helpful photos to go with it) here, CM Punk refused to shake hands with Mickey Gall at the UFC 203 weigh-ins today in Cleveland, Ohio. Instead of wondering why he would do such a thing, Megan Olivi straight up asked him on the FS1 show.

The folks at MMA Fighting with the transcription:

"He was stuttering. He kept repeating, ‘Oh you don't want to shake my hand, you don't want to shake my hand' or something like that. I'm not here to shake anybody's hand. I'm here to punch people in the face."

Fair enough!

If nothing else, it may have helped create some interest in their fight tomorrow night on pay-per-view (PPV), or at least added a layer of intrigue for those already planning on making that purchase. We’ll have complete coverage of the fight this weekend to see if Punk succeeds in his goal of punching people in the face.

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