Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk announced on the UFC Unfiltered podcast with Jim Norton and Matt Serra that he will be making his UFC debut at UFC 203 in Cleveland Ohio on September 10. Punk, who signed with the company in December 2014, will be facing Mickey Gall as a Middleweight. Punk says he is finally medically cleared after repairing a herniated disc in his back. He talks about his opponent saying that his fights have been short and he knows people are wondering why he decided to do this in the first place. He says he just wants to be given a shot. He also says he understands the resentment from fans and fighters about his treatment from UFC but he understands the can’t win mentality of public opinion.

The Rock also appears on the episode and talks his movie “Central Intelligence”, Brock Lesnar and more.

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