CM Punk Teases Return to the Octagon at UFC 225 in Chicago

Coach Duke Roufus has kept fans up to date with Punk's training and says he has improved

Coach Duke Roufus has kept fans up to date with Punk's training and says he has improved

Former WWE star CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks) had been expected to get back in the octagon sometime this year.

Dana White said in January that he was going to give Punk another shot, and his second career fight will happen in the flawless place. He took on the young and talented prospect, Mickey Gall and was unable to land a single punch in the two minutes and fourteen seconds that the fight lasted before Punk tapped out to a rear-naked-choke.

"June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my lovely wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team", the ex-wrestler replied.

Punk, who lives in his native Chicago, immediately said he meant to fight again but has been relatively quiet since.

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Almost two years after his UFC signing was announced, Punk stepped in the octagon against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September 2016.

Punk has been rumored for that UFC 225 card for quite some time as the former professional wrestler hails from Chicago and has a huge fan base in his home city. Punk has no amateur MMA experience to speak of and he does train with Roufusport out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jackson has been campaigning for the fight probably more than anyone and after seeing the tweet himself, he hints at potentially being the opponent. His one and only fight to date ended in disaster that night, as he was steamrolled by the younger, more talented Mickey Gall.

Punk indicated on Twitter today that his second MMA fight will take place in his hometown of Chicago on Saturday, June 9th at UFC 225.

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