The former WWE professional wrestler CM Punk has confirmed a fight on the UFC 225 card in Chicago, Illinois.
All the speculations regarding Punk fighting in his hometown have finally come true.His opponent though is yet not confirmed.
The news came out as Punk responded to a fan on Twitter who trolled Punk by asking him when we’d be seeing him crying in the Octagon again.
June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my beautiful wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team https://t.co/TmzRWR2kbn
— player/coach (@CMPunk) March 12, 2018
Punk responded,“June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my beautiful wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my whole team,”
At UFC 181,Punk signed a multi fight deal with the UFC. In January 2015, Punk began training under world-renowned coach Duke Roufus at Roufusport MMA Academy.In October 2015, Roufus announced that Punk had suffered a shoulder injury, delaying his UFC debut.
On February 6, 2016, it was announced that Punk would face Mickey Gall.Days later, he was diagnosed with a herniated disc and underwent surgery.
They finally met on UFC 203 on September 10,2017.He lost via submission rare naked choke at 2:14 of the first round.He was paid a disclosed $500,000.
“I like that guy. He’s a good dude,” White said of Punk back in January. “He wants to give it another shot. I’m going to give it to him. He’s a completely different case than most normal human beings. So, I’m going to give him another shot.”
Many have speculated Punk’s opponent to be Mike Jackson.
Jackson also made one appearance in the UFC, getting submitted by Gall in the first round as well.Jackson, however, said,”The interest is still there, I’m simply waiting for the contract. Communication has been limited.”