CM Punk Hints at His Return at UFC 225 in Chicago

All signs are pointing towards former WWE superstar CM Punk will return at UFC 225 in Chicago

CM Punk may be ready to resume his UFC career.

On Monday, the former WWE superstar teased that he was fighting at UFC 225 in Chicago on June 9 after his last bout took place back in 2016 at UFC 203.

Punk was actually responding to a fan who asked when he was going to cry in the Octagon again to which the former professional wrestler responded by mentioning June 9 as the date of his return.

“June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my beautiful wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team,” Punk said in response while mentioning the date of his return.

UFC 225 has always seemed like the perfect card for Punk’s return as he hails from Chicago and maintains a loyal fanbase in the city. Rumors have swirled that Punk may face off with Mike Jackson, who originally tried to land the fight with the former WWE superstar back in 2016.

Jackson was ultimately granted a shot against Mickey Gall with the winner then moving onto face Punk later that year. Jackson fell to Punk, who then later fell to Gall at UFC 203.

As of now there’s still no confirmation that it will be Punk vs. Jackson but that appears to be a matchup that makes sense.

If Punk does return at UFC 225, he would certainly be a welcome addition to the card as the UFC still hasn’t booked a main event for that show. As of now, plans are in motion for a middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero to take place there but that matchup has still not been signed at this time.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.