The wait might almost be over. Rumors are floating around that UFC officials have started looking at potential opponents for CM Punk. They feel that he has advanced far enough in his training for them to do that now. Of course, it is not a simple process, as the matchmakers still need to factor in the marketing side of seeing the debut match of a former WWE Heavyweight Champion. An announcement is expected soon.
September 24, 2015
Even though it was something that has been discussed over the past year, AJ Lee has surprisingly decided to retire from WWE. The announcement comes shortly after she worked her final Wrestlemania match. Some have stated that she had lost a lot of passion for the business due to several things. Others are stating that she is retiring because it would help resolve some of the relationship issues she is having with CM Punk.
April 3, 2015
From the very moment that the announcement was made, fans of professional wrestling and MMA both started wondering who would be the first opponent for CM Punk in UFC. Officials recently shed some light on the situation by stating that they are currently looking at guys outside of the promotion that they can bring in. They stated that it would definitely be a competitive fight. It was also revealed that Punk would be a headliner.
January 28, 2015
Prior to the big UFC announcement, CM Punk was being courted by another promotion. He had received a call from Ring of Honor, his former home, to see if he was interested in making a return. The former world heavyweight champion was not interested in being a full time professional wrestler at this point, so he declined. ROH reportedly attempted to get him to make a couple of appearances, but he declined that invitation as well.
December 11, 2014
When CM Punk announced that he had signed a deal with UFC, one of the questions that immediately popped up among MMA fans was, "Which camp will he be training with?" While the decision has not been made public yet, Punk has a plethora of choices. Several fighters, including current champions and top contenders in the promotion, have stepped up and invited the former world heavyweight champion to come train with them. An announcement is expected soon.
December 9, 2014