Jury rules in favor of CM Punk, Colt Cabana in defamation suit

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CM Punk (Getty Photographs)

A weight has been lifted off of CM Punk’s shoulders and it has nothing to do together with his reduce for UFC 225 Saturday.

Punk, whose authorized identify is Phil Brooks, was absolved in civil courtroom Tuesday in a defamation case filed by WWE doctor Dr. Chris Amann in 2015.

The 39-yr-previous and fellow former WWE wrestler Colt Cabana, authorized identify Scott Colton, have been sued for feedback made on Colton’s “Artwork of Wrestling” podcast in 2015.

Punk complained about medical remedy, or lack thereof, he acquired whereas he was in the WWE on the podcast. Amann didn’t take kindly to these feedback and took the 2 males to courtroom.

The jury deliberated for two 1/2 hours Tuesday after listening to arguments and dominated in favor of Punk and Cabana.

Punk now turns his consideration to his battle Saturday at UFC 225 towards Mike Jackson. This will probably be Punk’s second try in the MMA cage and first since 2016.