Mike The Truth Jackson has been campaigning hard for a fight with CM Punk for a while. Just recently, Punk said he’d like to fight again and this time, in his hometown of Chicago at UFC 225. Jackson throwing his name in the hat only seems like the logical next step in the CM Punk / Jackson / Mickey Gall fight triangle.
Before CM Punk made his debut at UFC 203, he needed an opponent of equal or lesser value. Mike Jackson and Mickey Gall battled it out to see who Punk’s debut fight would be against. Gall won the fight so quickly that Jackson came out as a credentialed media member within 15 minutes of his loss and has continued that route ever since.
Both Punk and Jackson sit at 0-1 in their respective MMA (and UFC) careers and this is a fight that just makes sense. The rumor right now is that Jackson will be Punk’s opponent at UFC 225 in Chicago. That event is scheduled for June 9 and I suspect we will hear more about this being fact or fiction in the coming weeks.