CM Punk says he's returning to the Octagon at UFC 225

Former WWE Star CM Punk To Return To The Octagon At UFC 225

That just so happens to be the date of UFC 225 in Punk's home town of Chicago.

Responding to a scathing tweet asking when we'd see Punk "cry again" inside the cage, the ex-WWE star announced that he'd be shedding tears for a very different reason (victory) on 9 June.

Former WWE Superstar and current UFC fighter CM Punk last fought in an MMA match back in September 2016 where he lost in under two minutes against Mickey Gall.

After leaving the WWE in 2014 over numerous disagreements, Punk signed with the UFC in December 2014 to a multi-fight contract despite having no professional fighting background. He's been a constant presence at the Roufusport camp in Milwaukee, Wis., training alongside the likes of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, former ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren and other notables. He made his MMA debut at UFC 203 18 months ago, and it did not go well. It was a first round losing effort against Mickey Gall, who was only fighting for the third time in his MMA career.

UFC President Dana White initially shot down the rumor, saying on an episode of UFC Tonight that no deal was in place. He's a good dude, ' White said.

UFC hasn't confirmed CM Punk's return yet, but Punk himself actually let the cat out of the bag.

It's rumored Punk will be fighting a fighter named Mike Jackson who now has the same fight record as Punk with just one loss and zero wins.



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