Many fans automatically assumed that the UFC debut match for CM Punk would take place when the promotion does a pay per view in his hometown of Chicago. It makes all the marketing sense in the world to do that because the audience would more than likely be hot for the former world heavyweight champion. However, during an interview, Punk stated that it was unlikely to happen because the pressure would simply be too much to handle.
April 26, 2015
When CM Punk announced that he had signed a contract with UFC, neither side was able to provide a specific date for his debut match. Rumors are now heating up that it could be on July 25, when the promotion does a card in Chicago, which happens to be the hometown of Punk. There, he would more than likely receive a warm ovation from the live audience. Plus, since it will be aired for free on Fox, that should draw in a ton of wrestling fans.
February 13, 2015
When CM Punk announced that he was signing a contract with UFC, many immediately wondered which training camp he would choose, in order to get him ready for his first professional MMA fight. Reports have surfaced that he has chosen Roufusport, a Milwaukee based camp that is just 90 minutes away from his hometown of Chicago. Roufusport is well known for their training in strikes, but they also have Olympic level wrestling coaches as well.
December 25, 2014