Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

CM Punk says he's returning to the Octagon at UFC 225

CM Punk says he's returning to the Octagon at UFC 225

It's been rumored for a while now, and where there's smoke, there's more often than not fire.

Although CM Punk's UFC debut didn't go as planned, he is set to return to the Octagon. And all evidence pointed to an appearance in his home town of Chicago, which the UFC will be visiting in June.

As many wrestling fans know, CM Punk was a pro wrestler prior to jumping into the Octagon.

As TMZ Sports noted, this is the date of UFC 225 in Chicago, which happens to be his hometown.

"I will be back", Punk said in his post-fight interview with UFC commentator Joe Rogan back in 2016.

White, for the record, has yet to comment on Punk's latest statement.

CM Punk's chose to quit the WWE and pursue his dream of being a cage fighter in the UFC.

Punk's signing in 2014 turned a lot of heads in the MMA world. Punk eventually joined Roufusport, alongside Anthony Pettis, Sergio Pettis, Ben Askren, and others, but did not make his debut until UFC 203 in 2016, over a year later. 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.

UFC President Dana White initially shot down the rumor, saying on an episode of UFC Tonight that no deal was in place. There is no indication as of now as to who CM Punk will be fighting but it will most likely be a fighter who is also finding his feet in the sport.

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