CM Punk shook up the world when he returned to pro wrestling, but don’t expect the same treatment in MMA. The Second City Savior is ready for a return to the pro wrestling ring, but he is hanging up his gloves for good.

According to a report from MMA Fighting, CM Punk has officially retired from mixed martial arts. This occured following his signing with AEW.

The AEW star removed himself from the USADA testing pool this year after being in the pool since 2014. He took six random tests in 2020, but hasn’t been tested this year.

Punk had a 0-1 record in the Octagon. It was 0-2, but Mike Jackson’s win over CM Punk was overturned when Jackson tested positive for weed.

Phil Brooks’ loss against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in 2016 is the only official fight on his record now. His next match in pro wrestling will be at AEW All Out on September 5th against Darby Allin.

CM Punk had a short run in MMA, but it was an opportunity he had to take. Things could have turned out differently if he took a different approach, but he seems happy about his current position in life.

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