When CM Punk made the transition from wrestling to the UFC - at 35-years-old no less - it's fair to say that plenty of people were skeptical.
While the Voice of the Voiceless was a huge hit in the wrestling industry with six world title reigns and owning the notable achievement of being the first-ever two-time Money in the Bank winner, his first steps into mixed martial arts weren't so hot.
Punk, real name Phil Brooks, would lose to Micky Gall in the first round of his UFC debut at UFC 203 via rear naked choke.
In truth, Punk never looked in the fight and it was clear to virtually everyone that the Chicago-native looked painfully out of his depth.
Now 38-years-old, many rumours have circulated over the past year or so that Punk may be considering a return to wrestling, if not the WWE.
His departure from the WWE left a sour taste in everyone's mouth and a legal battle ensued after Punk claimed the WWE doctors were negligent of his health during his run.
So, what's next for Punk? Will he fade into the sporting abyss, get back in the octagon or will he have one last and surely lucrative wrestling run?
It appears as though Punk has gone with the UFC option according to an Instagram post from his UFC coach Duke Roufus.
Who Punk will fight is anyone's guess, but the UFC obviously feels there is still some mileage in watching the Straight Edge Superstar fight once more, despite his first performance.
The UFC handed Punk a 'multi-fight deal' when he arrived at the company in 2014 and it looks like Punk wants to see that through.
There is no question he could make more money by returning to the ring with the WWE, but in lieu of kissing and making up with Vince McMahon, Punk has made enough money to just enjoy himself on the indies or even return to Ring of Honor.
Should Punk put in another inept display inside the octagon, fans will start rejecting him as a credible MMA fighter and that's bad for business.
The UFC would be wise to pick his opponent very, very carefully.
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