In a very smart move, CM Punk has decided to postpone his UFC debut so that he can have surgery to repair a herniated disc that was suffered after years of being in a professional wrestling ring. While some WWE fans will criticize Punk for avoiding the fight, it is a wiser move to be as healthy as possible before stepping foot into the Octagon. Otherwise, you lower your chances of picking up the much needed credibility and victory.
February 10, 2016
Since his debut match is set to take place in the summer, CM Punk has started doing media rounds for UFC. During one of his interview sessions, the former WWE Heavyweight Champion revealed that he has signed on to do eight MMA fights for Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is a lot more than what many had predicted when he first announced his jump into mixed martial arts. Punk states he will do all eight fights.
January 26, 2016
Just to give you an idea of how much name value CM Punk carries outside of professional wrestling, Dana White has revealed that he will be using a television series to find an opponent for when Punk makes his official UFC debut. White feels that Punk is so much of a draw that it makes sense for his company to put additional resources into everything that he is involved with.
December 4, 2015
Through Penguin Random House, AJ Lee has signed a contract to write and release her autobiography. The former WWE Divas Champion will be spending much of 2016 writing down her memoirs. AJ spends much of her time supporting CM Punk in Wisconsin as he trains for his UFC debut. She also makes various appearances at comic and wrestling convention. The book is scheduled to be released in early 2017.
November 27, 2015
During a recent interview, Rey Mysterio said that he is looking forward to hearing when CM Punk is going to be making his debut in UFC. The former world heavyweight champion stated that he wanted to know so that he can make arrangements to be there in person to support his friend. Mysterio stated that it was not enough to simply purchase the pay per view and support Punk from home.
November 25, 2015
Critics were already complaining that CM Punk was taking too long to make his debut in UFC. Those complaints are about to be even louder, as the former world heavyweight champion has now suffered some sort of shoulder injury while doing MMA training. That means that his debut match will have to be postponed for a couple of months. Punk does not want to step into the ring until he feels that he is truly ready to compete.
October 5, 2015
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
When asked if he would be willing to fight CM Punk in a UFC match, Alberto Del Rio said he would if the offer was fair and right. However, that does not mean that there is any animosity between the two former WWE stars. They're just competitive guys who are on friendly terms. Del Rio even stated that he was going to attend the debut match of Punk, which still has not been booked by Dana White.
September 18, 2015
Though he spends most of his waking hour doing training for his UFC debut, CM Punk does take a moment or two for leisure. He knows that it is a necessary ingredient for his mental and physical health. The former world heavyweight champion was spotted at Riot Fest, where he got on stage with his good friend. Lars Frederiksen of Rancid. Punk also got to hang out with Living Colour, the band that does his theme song.
September 14, 2015
If you're an independent wrestling promoter, and you want to have AJ Lee on your show, then it is going to cost you at least $15,000. She is asking for that as her daily rate and traveling expenses. Of course, the former diva isn't all that eager to take on these bookings at the moment because she does not really need the money. She would rather spend time with CM Punk as he trains for his UFC debut.
July 30, 2015