CM Punk UFC 203 Open Workout, BackStage Video & The Evolution of Punk


With an opponent named and a date set for his first fight, CM Punk possesses unprecedented motivation — but must slow his training to recover from back surgery. Punk’s opponent Mickey Gall comes face to face with the star at a UFC event.

CM Punk trains for his bout with Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland.

On Episode 3 of UFC 203 Embedded, debuting welterweight CM Punk defies science in dry ice bath, and heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic gets suited up. Bantamweight Jessica Eye centers her training on her throwing arm. Punk’s opponent Mickey Gall arrives in The Land, where he discovers he has a fan in heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem. Veteran bantamweight Urijah Faber offers Punk some fight week advice as the former pro wrestler struggles with social media then hams it up at a photo shoot. Miocic then ventures to the East Coast for a day of media to promote his hometown title defense. UFC 203 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the world heavyweight championship at UFC 203, taking place Saturday, September 10 on Pay-Per-View.

With his UFC debut fast approaching, former WWE wrestler CM Punk spoke about his journey to UFC 203, his fight against Mickey Gall, his days as a professional wrestler, his history with the city of Cleveland, the controversy around his licensing by the state of Ohio, plus much more.

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