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BJJ Legend Believes CM Punk Will Win Via Guillotine

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In 2014, former WWE superstar CM Punk announced that he would be fighting in the UFC. Then he had to learn to fight.

Ordinarily before attempting to compete in a sport professionally, one actually learns the sport. The UFC had little choice as if they didn’t sign him, Bellator MMA would, and he is a proven massive PPV draw. So they did.

Punk was a long-time white belt student at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, CA, and earned a green belt in Kenpo karate when he was a kid. He immersed himself in mixed martial arts, training daily with Duke Roufus, one of the top trainers in the sport. Punk also continued his Jiu-Jitsu training at RoufuSport, and was recently awarded his first stripe on his white belt! Next stop, the Octagon.

On Saturday he fights Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Gall, is a real fighter. He holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under David Adiv, is 2-0 as an amateur, and won his pro debut vs. Ron Templeton at Dead Serious MMA 17 via first-round submission. Gall trains at Miller Brothers MMA, Gracie New Jersey Jiu-Jitsu Academy, and American Top Team Allentown.

The odds makers have Gall up a +275 favorite. However, during a recent appearance on Michael Bisping’s The Countdown podcast on Sirius XM Rush, BJJ master Renzo Gracie said he likes Punk’s chances.

“I love the guy,” said Renzo, as transcribed by Anton Tabuena for BE. “I love CM Punk. He’s a great guy, and he’s a very tough guy. He trained for a long time with my cousins in Los Angeles, and now he’s training with Duke Roufus. For sure he will represent well this sport. I can’t wait to see his debut.”

“He’s going to be against a tough guy, but I think he has a big chance to win … with a guillotine. I believe, second round.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.