Sport CM Punk aims to add UFC win to court win

02:07  08 june  2018
02:07  08 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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UFC fighter and former wrestling champion CM Punk has already had an important win outside the octagon heading into his fight in Chicago on the weekend.

CM Punk will look for his first MMA win on Saturday night at UFC 225 against Mike Jackson. Stacy Revere/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images. Add court appearances and a potentially life-changing verdict, and it could be a draining experience before a fight . "Bizarrely, it's made me more focused," Punk said.

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Former wrestling star CM Punk has won a court battle outside the octagon this week and wants to kickstart his stalled UFC career in his home city of Chicago.

Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, was on Wednesday (AEST) cleared of defamation and invasion of privacy in a lawsuit brought by a wrestling doctor.

It wasn't the ideal preparation for Punk's bout against compatriot Mike Jackson, on the UFC 225 card on Sunday (AEST), headed by Australian Robert Whittaker's middleweight title defence against Cuban Yoel Romero.

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CM Punk just won the fight of a lifetime. 10, 2016 file photo, CM Punk stands in his corner before a welterweight bout at UFC 203 in Cleveland. A pair of fights between up-and-coming prospects has been added to the Nov.

"I just tried to find positive ways that it impacted in. It made me more hyper-focused on the fight, believe it or not," Punk said.

"It made me more conscious of every minute of every day, to wake up and train, to take care of business in court."

A former World Wrestling Entertainment champion, 39-year-old Punk lost his only UFC fight by a first-round submission in September 2016, though Jackson also has a 0-1 record.

Punk didn't do any physical drills at the media workout on Wednesday (AEST) in the famous Chicago Theatre.

CM Punk. © Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images CM Punk. Despite having no issues "wrestling in front of thousands of people in my underwear" Punk admits he's like a 'weirdo " at training where he gets anxious at being watched.

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CM Punk got a huge ovation from his hometown crowd at Chicago’s United Center as he walked out for his UFC 225 bout with Mike Jackson. And that will likely turn out to be the mixed martial arts career highlight for Punk , the aging pro wrestler legally known as Phil Brooks . Punk showed heart in going

Phil “ CM Punk ” Brooks can now breathe easy heading into UFC 225. Punk , whose real name is Phil Brooks , was found not guilty today in a defamation lawsuit filed by a WWE doctor against him and pro wrestler Colt Cabana. Dr. Chris Amann was seeking million and additional punitive damages

He admits to anxiety issues outside the octagon with his faithful family mutt the best barometer.

"I think I can tell when I know I'm anxious and my wife is, because it's amplified via our dog Larry," Punk said.

"When he's freaking out, I kinda step back and go 'I've probably got to calm down and work on something.'"

Punk is part of a stacked card featuring a cluster of former world champions and a number of bouts between world ranked fighters.

Australia is well represented by Whittaker, rising world ranked heavyweight Tai Tuivasa and female featherweight and UFC debutant Megan Anderson.

All three Australians will appear on the main card being televised by Main Event.

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