CM Punk Invigorated by Renewed Fight Week Anticipation, Excitement

By the time CM Punk decided to walk away from professional wrestling “making the walk” didn’t quite do it for him anymore.

Just three days before he makes his first walk as an actual fighter, Punk is thrilled for the butterflies to return.

“I’m cool as a cucumber. I stated already that I’m sure I’ll have pre-fight butterflies, but I’m actually looking forward to feeling that again,” Punk said Wednesday during a media scrum following his UFC 203 open workout. “It was a long time that, before I’d go through a curtain, I would just sit there and be like, ‘They’re (the butterflies) not coming. They’re gone.’

“They were gone for a long time and I’m glad they’re back.”