Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com is featuring an article with quotes from a press conference held with media at UFC 181 on Saturday night in Las Vegas with former WWE star CM Punk (Phil Brooks) regarding the announcement of his multi-fight signing with the company.
Punk seemed aware that people would compare his aspirations in the UFC to Brock Lesnar, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion who competed in the company from 2008 to 2011.
“Hey, Brock came in here and was the former heavyweight champion. If someone is going to compare me to Brock Lesnar, I’ll take that. I’m coming into the world’s biggest fighting organization with an 0-0 record. I get it. … Before I am done, everyone will respect me.”