AJ Lee Reveals CM Punk’s Reaction Backstage After Losing His UFC Debut

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After losing his debut fight against Mickey Gall during the UFC 203 event, one would think that CM Punk would be disappointed going backstage. However, it appears that the former WWE Star had a very different reaction after losing his first professional MMA bout.

During her recent interview with SiriusXM’s Jim Norton and Sam Roberts Show, AJ Mendez Brooks better known to wrestling fans by the name AJ Lee revealed the backstage reaction of CM Punk after his MMA fight among other things. Below are some of the highlights from her interview:

Having mix feelings on Punk performing in UFC:

“Oh my gosh, it was a mix… so many emotions all at once, such a cornucopia of emotions. I am someone who believes in going for what your dream is. I was a homeless kid in New Jersey and I was a multiple-time champion on TV. And people would have laughed at me when I was a kid if I said that was my dream, so for [Punk] to want to do something, so bold, I supported him 100%. But I really like his face, so yes. But I was just so proud of him for doing it. even the months leading up [to the fight], knowing that there’s this person out there in the world and [his] only thought is hurting your husband. That is what their game plan is for months and that’s their job and I respect the sport so much, and I think they do a wonderful job, but it’s a little weird.”

Punk’s reaction backstage after losing the bout:

“I don’t think it hurt that for one night of working, he made a million dollars. He was pretty psyched about that, so he came backstage with the most giant smile on his face. And he was incredibly sweating and I just threw myself on him. I was like, ‘I’m so frickin’ proud of you!’ His speech was just so moving and I try to not get emotional in front of people, so we just went to our little corner and it was just so cool and I’m so proud of him.”

Whether or not CM Punk has another fight lined up:

“Yes, he wants to fight again and I’m never going to be the person that stops someone from doing whatever their dream is, so I support it. I just look at his face right now and I’m like, ‘stay that way, stay that way, stay that way…'”

You can watch the full interview of AJ Lee in the video below: