CM Punk releases statement after an embarrassing loss at UFC 225

There's belief that the 39-year-old former WWE champion should probably end up MMA quest while he's still healthy.

Kahron Spearman

Phil Brooks' second UFC appearance was a tell-tale situation.

First, the man nicknamed CM Punk (0-2) has a lot of heart. However, and secondly, he's probably not a viable fighter in the UFC, MMA's top organization.

The former WWE champion absorbed a lopsided decision loss to Mike Jackson (1-1) at UFC 225 on Saturday night at the United Center. All three judges scored it a shutout for Jackson, 30-26.

You win some, you lose some! I'm 1-1 this week and I'll take it! Thanks to my team, my family, my friends, and THE FANS! Wouldn't be here without any of you. Respect to @TheTruthJackson, thanks for the fight! You only live once, and... I'M ALIVE!

CM Punk
MMA Fighter

Punk's second UFC appearance came 21 months after a terrible pro debut in Cleveland, where he was destroyed by welterweight prospect Mickey Gall in September 2016. Punk was promptly taken down and quickly submitted at the 2:14 point in the first round.

"It probably should be a wrap," White said of Punk's MMA career, per ESPN. "The guy is 39 years old. I love the guy. He's the nicest guy in the world. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight in this fight. And I think he should call it a wrap."