CM Punk’s polarizing beginning leads to a respectable end at UFC 225

CM Punk was beaten, battered and bloodied in front of his hometown crowd at UFC 225, but he was never broken.

For 15 minutes, MMA fans got a glimpse into the world of a man choosing to live life by his own script. Every ink blot…

His decision to do so had many believing he wasn’t so much straight-edge as he was over-the-edge. The hallowed UFC Octagon, an eight-sided structure that houses some of the baddest athletes on the planet, never seemed like it could be a home for a former professional wrestler with no martial arts background.