MMA world reacts to CM Punk's UFC debut

Former professional wrestler CM Punk made his long-awaited UFC debut on Saturday night against Mickey Gall at UFC 203.

He joined Brock Lesnar as the only pro wrestlers to make the transition from the WWE to the UFC.

Unfortunately for Punk, he did not enjoy the same success in his first fight as Lesnar did in his, losing to Gall by submission at 2:45 in the first round.

His willingness to step into the Octagon earned Punk the respect of many in and around the sport, as well as some of Punk's former pro wrestling colleagues, and plenty of observers reacted on social media when the fight was over.