CM Punk talks about preparing for his UFC debut, Inside MMA on Punk having little athletic background

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CM Punk talks about preparing for his UFC debut

Carrlyn Bathe of FOX Sports and The Wrestling Compadres is featuring an interview with former WWE star Phil “CM Punk” Brooks talking about his final preparation for his upcoming UFC debut next Saturday when he takes on newcomer Mickey Gall.

The Wrestling Compadres also sent word about an interview with Cody Rhodes to discuss PWG Battle of Los Angeles and his recent match with Kurt Angle.

Inside MMA on Punk having little athletic background

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Plus, MMA Referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy Discuss Their Love for the Sport and Four Titles are Decided on ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 31’

Los Angeles – Sept. 2, 2016 – A week ahead of former WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ MMA and UFC debut, INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck sat down with him at his gym, Roufusport, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The full feature is available here, detailing Brooks’ challenging transition from pro wrestling to MMA, having little athletic background, with additional input from training partner former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and coach Duke Roufus.

Also on tonight’s show, INSIDE MMA series hosts Mauro Ranallo and Bas Rutten sat down with MMA referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy for a special, roundtable discussion about the third man in the cage. In this fascinating conversation, Dean and McCarthy discuss how their love of MMA led them to referee; how they handle criticism from both fans and fighters, such as UFC stars Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier; and what the new changes to Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts mean for the evolution of MMA:

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