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Documentary on CM Punk's road to the Octagon to debut next Monday


In advance of his scheduled UFC debut in September, FOX Sports will air a series documenting CM Punk’s transition from the squared circle to the Octagon starting next Monday.

The four-part series titled "Evolution of Punk" will conclude on September 10th. Director Rory Karpf, who has worked on several sports documentaries including editions of the ESPN 30 for 30 series, announced the premiere date via his Twitter account on Monday.

Punk has taken a long road to Octagon. It was initially announced that he had signed with the UFC in December of 2014. He was scheduled to make his debut in 2015, but his journey has taken longer than expected.

Mickey Gall defeated Mike Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82 earlier this year to become Punk’s scheduled opponent, but that fight was delayed until September after Punk underwent back surgery.

Punk's debut finally seems set, with him scheduled to face Gall at UFC 203.