Phil Brooks left WWE with some acrimony (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sam Morris)
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Former professional wrestler C.M. Punk has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC, and he intends to make his mixed martial arts debut in 2015 .C.M. Punk is the stage name of 36-year-old Phil Brooks, a career pro wrestler who became one of the WWE's biggest stars in recent years before falling out with the company.White announced the deal during the UFC 181 pay-per-view show, making sure the promotion's biggest fans heard about the move first.White believes Brooks will be ready for a fight in roughly six months, although Brooks still hasn't decided where he'll train for his debut. Brooks is curious whether he can cut weight to the 170-pound welterweight limit, but might start as a 185-pound middleweight.Lesnar defeated Randy Couture and held the UFC's heavyweight championship for nearly two years, defending it three times.Brooks confirmed he is finished with pro wrestling.
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