Punk was also interviewed for the piece, and noted that he would be introduced as Phil "CM Punk" Brooks when he fights.
"I've come this far with CM Punk. That's what people know," Punk said. "I'm trying to stick with that. I'm not shying away from it. I'm not ashamed of it."
Punk also expressed his frustration on headlining live events, but not major pay-per-views.
"Imagine if UFC took Conor McGregor and they just put him on Fight Pass prelims, and they wouldn't let him main event the big PPV or a big show," Punk said. "That's how I felt. I was the main event on all the house shows, I was the only guy that was touring live every single day. When it came time for the PPV main event, oh, someone else is coming in."
Source: The Associated Press