CM Punk signed a contract as a UFC fighter back in 2014. Following a string of reported injuries, the fight has been pushed back constantly and has still not happened.
Earlier this year, it was reported that CM Punk - real name Phil Brooks - will take on Mickey Gall in a Welterweight bout which will be the former WWE Superstar's debut in UFC.
Many fans have since been asking when this fight will take place and UFC has been consistently quiet about this. While there have been rumours that Punk's training has not gone as well as hoped, there have also been reports that he has been battling through injuries.
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As a result of all the reports, it seems impossible to know for sure what has actually delayed the fight.
CM Punk is a former professional wrestler. When he announced his contract signing with the UFC, it placed many eyes from wrestling fans onto UFC. One of those eyes belongs to Professional Wrestling insider, Dave Meltzer.
Meltzer has recently claimed that Fox Sports 1 has a documentary on CM Punk and it has listed the much anticipated Punk-Gall fight as taking place during the month of August. For reference, on August 20, the UFC 202 pay-per-view takes place.
Currently announced for that show is Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor. It's possible that Punk and Gall might also be placed on that card.
This news comes not long after current WWE wrestler, Brock Lesnar was announced for UFC 200. Lesnar's status in WWE and Punk's former status put a spotlight on when CM Punk would actually make his debut for UFC.
Mickey Gall has announced in several interviews that he is completely ready to fight CM Punk believing that he will quite easily "beat up a superstar." The term "superstar" is a reference to CM Punk's time in Professional Wrestling competing in matches with a scripted finish.
Gall holds a 2-0-0 record and has not been defeated since entering the UFC. CM Punk is currently 0-0-0 having not competed in a single match, only untelevised training bouts.
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