From the moment that he announced that he was signed by UFC, people have wondered who the first opponent for CM Punk would be. Knowing that the choice could generate a ton of money for his promotion, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White might have someone in mind. Mickey Gall is now the hot candidate. He has a 2-0 record as an amateur fighter.
January 8, 2016
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
Even though he is no longer a part of the company, CM Punk remains a hot topic of discussions backstage between the wrestlers and officials. Many were wondering if the former world heavyweight champion can make the successful transition to mixed martial arts, while others were concerned that Punk has been receiving more attention over the last couple of weeks than anything that the industry itself has done.
December 8, 2014