It's been rumored for a while now, and where there's smoke, there's more often than not fire.
TMZ Sports announced on Monday afternoon that former WWE Champion CM Punk will return to The Octagon for his second career fight in the UFC. And all evidence pointed to an appearance in his home town of Chicago, which the UFC will be visiting in June.
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.
The CM Punk MMA show isn't over just yet.
June 9th, 2018 is when UFC 225 happens in CM Punk's own hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
Oddly enough, Punk was responding to a troll on Twitter when the news broke.More news: Oclaro Inc (OCLR) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts
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White, for the record, has yet to comment on Punk's latest statement. A pro wrestler who was a popular but controversial figure in the WWE, he had zero MMA experience other than training off and on in jiu-jitsu. Despite that, the UFC brought him in no doubt hoping to boost ratings.
Gall was way too experienced for Punk which is why his first fight didn't last every long as he tapped out in two minutes.
Punk hasn't fought since UFC 203 back in September 2016 when he suffered a brutal submission loss in the 1st round to Gall.
To his credit, Punk handled defeat gracefully, and stayed dedicated to his training.
UFC President Dana White initially shot down the rumor, saying on an episode of UFC Tonight that no deal was in place. For now, there's no word on who his opponent will be.