Punk said, "I did tap. Tapped after I pinned him. Do you know how many times I tap out in a day? Do you know how many times I tap out in a week? There's no shame in tapping out. I'd rather tap out and live to fight another day when it counts, when it matters, when this title on the line. He was going to take my arm off before I tap. After I pinned him, I'll tap. There's no shame in that. He's a submission artist. He makes people hurt in places they didn't realize they had places."