This former WWE star is actually fighting again.
CM Punk, real name Phillip Brooks, was the biggest Superstar that WWE made in this current decade aside from former WWE Champion John Cena.
The former WWE Superstar made a name for himself on the independent scene and while working in Ring of Honor.
When WWE finally decided to sign him, it was a big move for the company. The interesting part of Punk’s time with the sports entertainment company was that they were never behind him.
In fact, while he was in OVW, WWE management wanted then booker Paul Heyman to fire him, but the former owner of ECW denied their request.
Fast forward to when WWE decided to re-launch the ECW brand in 2006, Heyman, who oversaw creative alongside Vince McMahon decided to call him up to the main roster and use him.
Punk’s career took off, and he would later hold several championships including the WWE Title. However, after dealing with injuries and not wanting to wrestle anymore, Punk decided to walk out of the company on the Monday following the Royal Rumble pay-per-view event in 2014.
Since he departed from the WWE in 2014 after the Royal Rumble PPV (pay-per-view) event, fans have wanted to see Punk compete in the squared circle again. Instead, he took his talents to the world famous Octagon in the UFC.
However, he lost in his MMA debut against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September of 2016 by first round submission. There have been talks about Punk competing under the UFC banner again.
This is actually happening as UFC President Dana White has already confirmed that Punk would fight Mike Jackson at the upcoming UFC 225 pay-per-view event.
The early betting odds for this fight have been released. According to Bovada, Punk is a 2-to-1 underdog with odds on him at +200 while Jackson is favored at -260.
The UFC 225 pay-per-view event slated to go down on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker is slated to defend his title against Yoel Romero at this upcoming pay-per-view event, which will serve as the main event.
The main card will air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will air on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass.
Here is the updated card for the show:
Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero – for middleweight title
Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos – for interim welterweight title
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem
Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa
Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder
Dan Ige vs. Mike Santiago
CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson