CM Punk has been a touchy subject among WWE wrestlers and brass alike ever since January 2014 when he walked out on WWE, never to be seen there again, but Mick Foley wanted Punk to know he had not forgotten him and many were rooting for the ex-professional wrestler’s debut into the sport of MMA at UFC 203 this Saturday.
“Hey, Punk, it’s your old friend Mick Foley. Just wanted to tell you that I’m rooting for you, a lot of people are rooting for you. A lot of people are rooting against you but I know you’re the type of guy that really enjoys proving people wrong. I know nothing is certain in life or in UFC, but if theres one thing I would be on, it’s that win, lose or draw, you will leave absolutely everything you have out there in the Octagon. I’m proud of you, as I know you’re going to do great. Best of luck, buddy,” Foley said on Facebook (transcription via FOX Sports).
Punk is scheduled to make his MMA debut against Mickey Gall, a 2-0 fighter who personally called out Punk after his first MMA bout.
UFC President Dana White was sitting in the audience filming his reality show, “Lookin’ For a Fight,” and signed Gall to the UFC.
Punk originally signed with the UFC in December 2014, saying he wanted to give himself at least a full year of training before he would consider making his debut.
Multiple injuries set back his debut to nearly two years after the official announcement, but with only two days to go, it looks like everything is clear.