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CM Punk claims he'll return to octagon at UFC 225 in Chicago

CM Punk claims he'll return to octagon at UFC 225 in Chicago

Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is set to light up Wrestlemania 34 on April 8 and former WWE superstar CM Punk is expected to make his return to the UFC Octagon in Chicago.

Who Punk's next opponent will be is still to be determined. It was painfully clear that Mickey Gall - who went on to beat another hopeful mainstream star in Sage Northcutt a few months later - was out of his league in 2016. In response to a trolling fan who asked when he would be back, the ex-WWE Superstar tweeted, "June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my handsome wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team". 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. Punk has no amateur MMA experience to speak of and he does train with Roufusport out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.




As TMZ Sports noted, this is the date of UFC 225 in Chicago, which happens to be his hometown. If Punk's statement is to be taken at face value, he'll be fighting at the event. Punk responded by dropping a hint about his next fight.

Punk hasn't fought since UFC 203 back in September 2016 when he suffered a brutal submission loss in the 1st round to Gall. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full lineup ands bout order haven't been finalized.


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