CM Punk

MTV announced on Monday that former WWE and current UFC fighter CM Punk (Phil Brooks) will be part of the upcoming “The Challenge: Champs vs. Pro” reality series.

The official description for the show is as follows:

“The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros will pit 10 of America’s top athletes against familiar faces from the long-running series. NFL star Victor Cruz will host the special six-week event, which premieres on Tuesday, May 16.”

Punk, who is listed as a “UFC Fighter, joins a list of Pros that includes numerous Olympic athletes. Former NFL star Shawne Merriman, who at one point had a tryout with WWE at the Performance Center, is also listed as being part of the reality series.

What this means for Punk’s mixed martial arts future with the UFC remains to be seen. Punk has not fought since his debut loss at UFC 203 last September against Mickey Gall. No indication was given if the UFC had interest in booking him in another fight, although publicly Punk had hoped for a fight to be announced soon as he continues to train.


  1. He’s about as much of a “UFC fighter” as someone who throws out the first pitch at a major league game is a “baseball player”

  2. cm punk is too old, too injury prone and too unskilled to fight anywhere close at the ufc level and all that showed when gall made quick work of him at ufc 203. punk should just be thankful that he even fought once in the ufc and leave it at that…

  3. Didn’t really see this show as something cm punk would do but at least he is putting food on the table.

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