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CM Punk Hurt in Training, UFC Debut Delayed


We may not have had an exact date to begin with, but we’ll likely have to wait a bit longer before we see the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion inside the Octagon.

CM Punk, otherwise known as Phil Brooks, is currently at 50 percent after suffering a shoulder injury while training for his highly anticipated MMA debut with the UFC.

“He got caught in a scramble, so right now he’s taking a little time off,” Roufusport MMA Academy trainer Duke Roufus told ESPN. “He was doing great before that. His progress has been good. He’s got a great attitude and he’s a hard worker. He got a place in Milwaukee where he lives all week when he’s here training, so he’s in it to win it.”

Brooks announced his plans for an appearance in the UFC last December — an announcement that sent much of the MMA and WWE world into a frenzy.

The ex-WWE Superstar is currently scheduled to see a physician on Oct. 14.

Roufus says he wants CM Punk to be at “101 percent” before they resume training. He also said they’re looking at having him make his MMA debut sometime within the next six to 10 months, believing the injury will only set them back about a month or so.


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