Ever since Phil “CM Punk” Brooks signed with the UFC, the former pro wrestler-turned-real-fighter has been dominating headlines. Hardcore fans scream about ‘legitimacy’ while casual fans are peeking around the proverbial corner to see what all the fuss is about.
Brooks, who has never actually fought professionally, has made quite a name for himself in the sport of MMA in only a few short months. This is in part due to his background as a WWE superstar (something fight fans have trouble reconciling with at times) and the fact that he is getting preferential treatment over many other, more seasoned fighters.
Most assume that when Brooks does, in fact, make his in-cage debut, that he will be featured prominently. Brooks let the MMA world know a few weeks ago that he would be training for his UFC debut with world-renowned striking coach Duke Roufus in Milwaukee. Roufus is a former kickboxing champion who trains the likes of UFC lightweight champ Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and undefeatedRead More »from CM Punk 'has some things to work on' after first true sparring session