Sure, it’s not exactly a common thing to report on an aspiring fighter’s first, sparring session, but when you’re a huge pro-wrestling star, exceptions are made….

As you likely know, Phil “CM Punk” Brooks is preparing for his UFC debut out of the Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, Wisconson, which is home to big names like Anthony Pettis, Sergio Pettis, Dustin Ortiz, and Ben Askren among others.

Well, recently the gym’s head coach Duke Roufus relayed on Instagram, that Brooks has had his first, MMA sparring session:

CM Punk is expected to make his Octagon debut later in 2015, however, when it will happen, has yet to be determined. The former pro-wrestler was signed to a multi-fight deal by the UFC in December.