Dana White on CM Punk’s UFC future: ‘I’m going to give him another shot’

It’s been well over a year since former WWE star CM Punk made his professional MMA debut. At UFC 203, the 39-year-old fought Mickey Gall, and spent most of the fight getting beaten up on the ground before being choked out at the 2:14 mark of the opening round.

UFC president Dana White recently spoke to The Associated Press ahead of UFC 220 in Boston, and it looks as if we will see CM Punk compete in the Octagon at least one more time.

“I like that guy. He’s a good dude,” White said. “He wants one more. He wants to get another shot. I’m going to give it to him.”

“He’s a completely different case than most normal human beings, so I’m going to give him another shot,” White said.

White noted that there’s no opponent lined up yet for Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, but said that he was “working on it.”

The UFC signed CM Punk to a contract back in 2014, and trained for his first MMA fight at Roufusport MMA Academy under Duke Roufus. Injuries postponed Punk’s debut all the way to September 2016, and the BJJ blue belt was scarcely competitive against the upstart Gall. Punk did receive a base purse of $500,000, and presumably PPV points for a card that did an estimated 450,000 buys.

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