As noted, CM Punk made his UFC debut at UFC 203 tonight and was submitted by Mickey Gall at 2:14 of the first round. UFC uploaded Punk and Gall's post-fight interviews, as seen in the video above.
"In life you go big or you go home, I just like to take challenges," Punk said. "This was a hell of a mountain to try to climb and I didn't get to the summit today, but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up.
"I will be back, believe it or not, this was the most fun I've ever had," Punk continued. "It was the second best day of my life after marrying my wife. I know there's a lot of doubters, but life's about falling down and getting up. It doesn't matter how many times you get knocked down, it's about getting back up. So if there's any kid out there who's told be a parent, a teacher or a coach or somebody that they're supposed to look up to, somebody that's supposed to push them and believe in them and they're told no, Visit Wrestling Inc., don't listen to them. Believe in yourself. Sometimes the outcome isn't always what you desire it to be, but the true failure in life is not trying at all. I know that sounds preachy and kind of weird for a guy that just got beat up, but f--k it. This is the time of my life, thank you Cleveland!"
Full UFC 203 results are here.