If you can say anything about Phil Brooks, it's that the man doesn't sit around. Since he left professional wrestling, he signed on with the UFC so he can hit people for real for a change (or get hit, as has been the case so far). When he was in the WWE, he wasn't a legit fighter so much as he was a loudmouthed jerk — that was his job, after all.
But despite that jerky rep — plus an additional jerky rep from fans who consider him ornery because he gets mad when people rudely demand autographs instead of asking politely — Brooks is a regular player when it comes to supporting charitable events and meeting with fans. He takes on causes that mean something to him, and they usually deal with helping out kids. Back in 2008, he bowled for the Kerry Wood's Strike Zone Celebrity Bowling Tournament to help the Organic School Project, whose goal is to help kids make healthier eating choices. As Punk said to WWE.com, "I think it's a great cause. It's important to teach kids early, so they can start making good food choices and counting calories at an early age."
He even helped out C.J. Wilson's Children's Charities by auctioning off his very first car, which he still had for some odd reason. The car was a 2001 Chevy with 143,000 miles on it, so some lucky winner walked away with a world champion's P.O.S. car, and it all went to help out the kids. If you sniff very hard, you might still be able to make out the whiff of vomit from the time legendary wrestler Harley Race made a sicky in there. If that's not worth the price, what is?
Of course, one of the best stories about Punk is how he treats his friends. When fellow wrestler Joey Mercury was going through serious financial and drug problems, and was in danger of losing his house, Brooks stepped in and paid the whole thing off for him (at a cost that reached six figures). He then helped his buddy get off drugs and clean up his act, so he could re-sign with WWE and turn his life around. Not bad for a guy who enjoys kicking the crap out of people (or rather, getting the crap kicked out of him, because UFC is hard) for a living.