CM Punk says his first MMA win would be more meaningful than his first WWE Championship

UFC has posted the latest episode of Embedded highlighting the weigh-ins that took place yesterday in Chicago featuring fighters on the card for UFC 225.

Punk is heavily featured on the episode, including his history attending events at the United Center in Chicago when it first opened back in 1994.

CM Punk says first MMA win more meaningful than WWE Title

Steven Muehlhausen of Sporting News is featuring an interview with Punk where he says getting his first MMA win would be more meaningful than his first WWE Championship.

Punk addressed that being told you will win is a different feeling compared to preparing for a fight like has tonight against Mike Jackson.

“One, someone said, ‘Hey, you’re going to win this.’ When I win, it’s going to be because of hard work and dedication from my coaches, my teammates and myself. I think anything you do on your own, so to speak, I think, is worth more than something that is maybe looked upon as gifted to you or handed to you.”

Punk also said he’s feeling much better physically after his debut two years ago.

“I’m just better all around. There’s more curveballs and they throw more at me. I also think physically, I’m in better shape. I fought Mickey maybe four or five months after back surgery. As much as I would have liked to tell you that I felt great back then, I feel even better right now. Everything is firing on all cylinders.”

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