It was one of the most controversial saga's in WWE history but following CM Punk's 2014 Royal Rumble departure and his incredible announcement that he would "see you in the Octagon in 2015" all has gone quiet on the CM Punk front.
2015 has been and gone and Punk failed to make his UFC debut, which left many fans scratching their heads about whether or not Punk was able to make the switch from Wrestling to Martial Arts.
Many superstars including Brock Lesnar, Bobby Lashley and Batista have all successfully made the switch over to martial arts after their wrestling careers and the thought was that CM Punk was about to be the next name on that list, but recent reports suggest otherwise.
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DELAY AFTER DELAY?
The Wrestling Observer is reporting today that apparently CM Punk is "not progressing well" with his UFC training. A few months ago it was reported that Punk had lost all 16 of his test matches ahead of his debut and now the feeling is that he has not gotten any better.
Punk underwent back surgery last year which is one of the main reasons that his debut was delayed, but Cain Velasquez had the same surgery as Punk a few weeks before him and has already made a full recovery and been put on the card for UFC 200.
Add this to the fact that many fighters within UFC think that Punk's first scheduled opponent Mickey Gall would easily defeat him when they finally go one-on-one and you can understand why it seems that Punk is hesitant to put a date on the fight.
OVER BEFORE IT'S BEGAN?
Punk announced that he had signed with UFC in 2014 and was set to make his debut in 2015, this then never happened and Dave Meltzer states that if too much time goes by without Punk having a fight then that could perhaps be telling of the whole situation.
Punk was only signed by Dana White because of the media attention that such a high profile star brought to their company, Punk must have thought that UFC would be an easy transition for him after spending so much time in a wrestling ring, but it hasn't come as easily to him as it has to others who have managed the same transition.
Hopefully Punk can prove his doubters wrong and finally choose a date, but until he finally steps in the Octagon there are always going to be rumors that he just isn't good enough.
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