CM Punk may still be allowed to fight once in the UFC. The UFC is looking at the possibility of putting the former WWE champion in front of Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in Chicago, the home town of Punk. MMA Fighting reports this.
CM Punk (real name: Phil Brooks) was allowed to make its UFC 203 UFC and MMA debut after years of professional wrestling with WWE. More than two years after his entrance to the UFC was announced, he was without any chance against Mickey Gall who effortlessly sent him home by knocking him through rear-naked choke in half a lap.
To get this fight Gall had to win his UFC debut against Jackson on UFC Fight Night 82 under the watchful eye of CM Punk. He did this in the same way in 45 seconds. Gall fought his second MMA fight, Jackson his first. The Truth has not fought an MMA battle ever since.
Punk and Jackson only have a loss party on their CV. After Punk’s first fight, Jackson ran a hard social media campaign for a fight with the former prowtist (including a somewhat hackneyed video). His wish may now become a reality, but nothing is fixed anymore.
At UFC Fight Night 125, the UFC announced that it would return to Chicago on 25 June. The last time a UFC event was held there was UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs. Shevchenko on 23 July 2016.