The Chicago native dropped another hint when he re-tweeted post by the UFC.
As expected, the former professional wrestling superstar for the WWE, Phil "CM Punk" Brooks will be giving MMA another go after his awful debut back at UFC 203 in September of 2016. While having a hometown favourite with tremendous mainstream exposure on a UFC main card makes sense, the UFC has not yet confirmed that Punk will indeed be fighting at UFC 225.
If Punk wins a UFC 225, the fight with Floyd Mayweather could be fixed for the end of the year, which gives the UFC and Mayweather promotions enough time to market and hype the fight.
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Punk didn't reveal an opponent, which will likely come from outside the current roster given the pro wrestler's lack of MMA experience.
After a standout career as a professional wrestler, Punk made his debut with the Las Vegas-based promotion at UFC 203, where he was soundly defeated by Mickey Gall via first-round submission on September 10, 2016.
After that defeat at the hands of Gall, UFC President Dana White had mentioned to the media that Punk's next fight probably should take place somewhere else. Despite that, the UFC brought him in no doubt hoping to boost ratings.
Jackson has not fought since losing to Gall in February 2016, which was his only professional MMA fight to date. That said, it felt like the experiment was over.