CM Punk‘s UFC debut was a complete disaster. The former WWE star was submitted via rear-naked choke by Mickey Gall in the very first round of their UFC 203 bout.
Many thought this would be the end of Punk‘s UFC career, but on Monday he appeared on the MMA Hour and told Ariel Helwani he believes he will return to the octagon in early 2017.
After discussing his disastrous debut, Punk made it clear that he intends to pursue MMA for the foreseeable future. The former WWE Champion told UFC President Dana White:
“Hey if you wanna cut me, I get it. But I’m fighting, whether its for you or for somebody else”
He also stated that he has already been negotiating a return with the UFC, and they should have an announcement in the near future.
Will CM Punk be able to turn things around and pick up a win? Or will things just end badly for him once again? Let us know what you think in the comments section.