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CM Punk is a former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Getty

Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler CM Punk had a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) debut to forget, losing to Mickey Gall in less than three minutes at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Punk who at 37-years-old was stepping into the Octagon with no previous experience, was not expected to give Gall a fight and the predictions came true after Punk submitted in the first round to a rear-naked choke.

That the result looked like a foregone conclusion was seen at the start with Gall planting Punk to the mat, blasting away at him with punches and kicks, giving the former WWE wrestler no respite. The end came at 2 minute 13 seconds with the American submitting after deciding enough was enough.

Punk was gracious in his defeat and praised Gall for the win. He also attacked his critics and said that he would not stop in his aim of becoming an MMA fighter.

Below are some tweets on CM Punk's loss in his UFC debut.

No matter what anyone says @CMPunk got in there and went for it. He took some shots and fought a choke to the best of his ability. Respect.

— Andre Fili (@TouchyFili) September 11, 2016

Much respect to @CMPunk. Much respect. Has been a total pro since signing with us. Takes a lot of guts and mental strength to get in there.

— Dave Sholler (@DaveSholler) September 11, 2016

And CM Punk goes to sleep

— Nate (@BarstoolNate) September 11, 2016

Days Since UFC Signing: 644

Total MMA Fights: 1
Record: 0-1
Total Strikes Landed: 0

— CM Punk UFC Stats (@CMPunkUFCStats) September 11, 2016

Joe Rogan called CM Punk's attempt to fight in the UFC dillusional. Says he should get some amateur fights.

— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 11, 2016

Keep yo head up @CMPunk! Damn what people say! They gone say what they wanna say any way, #Support👍🏾

— WWE R-Truth (@RonKillings) September 11, 2016

.@CMPunk had a dream-There are many that talk about DOING IT their entire lives & very few that actually DO. HE DID, Kudos. Much respect.

— Vince Russo (@THEVinceRusso) September 11, 2016

Inspiring words from CM Punk tonight. Always remember this.

— PWP Nation (@PWPNation) September 11, 2016