The scenario seemed near perfect. If CM Punk is going to get a second chance to fight in the UFC it should be in his hometown of Chicago and it should be versus someone close to his skill level.
According to UFC President Dana White, Punk’s second pro mixed martial arts fight is not done yet. Yesterday our sister site MMA Fighting, reported that the UFC is discussing a deal to have the 39-year-old Punk face 0-1 MMA pro Mike Jackson at UFC 225.
Last night while appearing on Fox Sports 1 show UFC Tonight, White attempted to poke holes in the latest Punk report.
“I don’t know. I don’t know that’s where he’ll fight. He’s healthy now and interested in fighting. We’ll see what happens. There is no deal for CM Punk to fight anywhere, so we’ll see how that thing plays out.”
Dana White has to be playing possum here, right?
UFC 225 is set for a Sat. Jun. 9, 2018 pay-per-view date at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The Punk vs. Jackson bout almost makes too much sense not to happen. Punk lost to Mickey Gall in his UFC debut in two minutes and 14 seconds. Jackson lost to Gall in his UFC debut in 45 seconds.
To his credit, Mike Jackson also maybe cut the best/worst MMA to pro wrestling inspired promo last year in order to get the attention of CM Punk.
If the UFC heads in the direction of having Punk fight Jackson in Chicago, does The Second City Savior pick up the first win of his MMA career?