CM Punk Hints He'll Be Fighting at UFC 225 in Chicago

Coach Duke Roufus has kept fans up to date with Punk's training and says he has improved

Coach Duke Roufus has kept fans up to date with Punk's training and says he has improved

On social media Monday, Punk strongly hinted that he'd be fighting at the event when asked about his next appearance by a fan.

While no official announcement has been made, there have been reports that Punk may face off with Mike Jackson, who fell in his lone UFC fight back in 2016 in a bout that determined the first opponent to welcome the former WWE superstar to the Octagon.

Who Punk's next opponent will be is still to be determined. Punk didn't think Jackson was as tough as a fighter as Mickey Gall back then.

Jackson has been making a push lately to get a second chance in the UFC and finally get his shot at Punk inside the Octagon.

Instead of giving up, though, Punk has remained dedicated to MMA. He's been a constant presence at the Roufusport camp in Milwaukee, Wis., training alongside the likes of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, former ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren and other notables. 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.

Punk has remained mum on the subject over the past several months.

The UFC 225 pay-per-view event is scheduled to go down on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Despite plenty of naysayers who feel Punk's spot in the UFC is unearned, it appears the fight may actually happen.

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