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Could CM Punk succeed in MMA?

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03:14 PM ET 01.30 | On Wednesday, the pro wrestling world was rocked when they learned that superstar CM Punk had decided to walk away from the WWE. Just a few days prior to walking out and leaving the promotion, Punk had discussed the possibility with Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com. During that interview, CM Punk also discussed a potential career in mixed martial arts and the UFC, which had led to plenty of discussion about how he could succeed in a real fight. What many may not know is that Punk has spent years training with Rener Gracie of the legendary Gracie Jiu Jitsu family, and he also has extensive training in stand up - reportedly muay thai is his striking specialty. Sure, there is the age factor - CM Punk turned 35 years old last October - but Gracie believes that the pro wrestler has plenty of potential to succeed in the sport of MMA.

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January 31, 2014  12:44 AM ET

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