One of the most anticipated UFC debuts of 2016, aside from the promotion itself making it’s MSG debut, was the octagon debut of CM Punk.
The former WWE heavyweight champion signed with the UFC in December of 2014, and it wouldn’t be until September of 2106 that he finally stepped into the cage. Suffering a 1st-round loss to rising UFC star Mickey Gall in dominating fashion, Punk was quickly dismissed by fighters and media alike on social media.
But one thing that couldn’t be argued despite the outcome, was that he worked hard to get there. While he didn’t put in the years of work a lot of fighters have, he made the most of the opportunity given to him and busted his hump to get ready for his debut.
Fast forward a little over 4 months and Punk finds himself sitting idly by, waiting for word on another fight. And not just when, but where. There is no guarantee that his next fight will be in the UFC.
CM Punk is in Los Angeles for the 2017 NHL All-Star game. Fox Sports caught up with “The Straight Edge Superstar” to find out the status of that next fight:
“I am working on it feverishly. I’m throwing names at Dana(White), opponents, dates. I don’t know if he’s waiting for a Chicago fight or what the deal is, but if it doesn’t happen in the UFC it’ll happen somewhere else. I’m dedicated to fighting and training so we’ll get there.”
The debate on whether or not CM Punk’s next fight should be in the UFC rages on. With WME-IMG, an entertainment company, in charge, it would come as no surprise if Punk remained on the roster going forward.
Check out the interview below and let us know where you think CM Punk’s next fight should take place.