Former WWE star CM Punk has confirmed that he will fight in the UFC for a second time
13 March, 2018, 12:50
It has been well over a year since CM Punk was embarrassed in his MMA debut, and the former WWE superstar is finally ready to climb back into the octagon. While the card also featured a heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem, a fair amount of that interest could be attributed to Punk.
Punk made the announcement while responding to a rude person on Twitter who asked, "So when are we gonna see you cry again in the Octagon?" It was a first round losing effort against Mickey Gall, who was only fighting for the third time in his MMA career. His cross-over to mixed-martial-arts helped the UFC build a bigger fan base. Eventually he committed to giving the 39-year-old another opportunity, and when the organization announced UFC 225 would takes place in Punk's backyard of Chicago, it seemed like a natural fit for his return.
At the time of this writing, it is unknown who Punk's opponent for UFC 225 is going to be.
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This date comes as a no-brainer for Punk's sophomore appearance as the event is UFC 225 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. After utilizing a double-leg takedown, Gall pushed Punk against the cage fence and dropped his opponent to the mat.
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