Former WWE star CM Punk’s UFC career is over. Whether or not UFC learned its lesson is anybody’s guess.
Saturday night was the end of an era in the UFC, the last time we’d see CM Punk unlace his boots and try to do another man literal harm in the octagon. It didn’t go his way, and it wasn’t what you might call a merciful end. In fact, it really couldn’t have gone worse for anybody involved. Mike Jackson battered Punk for three straight rounds, but even though he won decisively, he drew ire for not finishing the old pro wrestler when he had the chance. He played with his food, even when Dana White’s thumb turned down from his gladiatorial perch at cageside.