In January 2015, Punk began training under Duke Roufus at Roufusport MMA Academy. In June 2015, he moved to Milwaukee to be closer to the Roufusport gym, while still retaining his home in Chicago. Later, it was announced that Punk would compete in the welterweight division. In October 2015, Roufus announced that Punk had suffered a shoulder injury, delaying his UFC debut until the next calendar year. On February 6, 2016, it was announced that Punk would face Mickey Gall in his first professional mixed martial arts (MMA) contest. Days later, he was diagnosed with a herniated disc, and underwent surgery.
Punk’s UFC and MMA debut against Gall took place on September 10, 2016, at UFC 203. The event was held at the Quicken Loans Arena, the same venue where Punk left WWE and retired from professional wrestling. He lost via rear naked choke at 2:14 of the first round. He was paid a disclosed $500,000.
Earlier this week he earned his BJJ blue belt. Congrats CM Punk!
Demi Lovato is a megastar pop singer who has been seen for the past year or so doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Well, she just earned her Blue Belt!
Today she posted pictures on Instagram with the caption:
“I’m so beyond excited because I just received my blue belt in #brazilianjiujitsu!!!! I fell in love with #BJJ over a year ago and have been training several times a week ever since.. thank you so much to @[email protected] @tarsisbjj for giving me my belt along with one of the most important and special women in my life today @officialdaniellemartin/@trueboundaries – I love you so much and couldn’t be more grateful for you also special shoutout to @jayglazer for flying in to give me my belt as well!!! Love you jay!!!”