Former WWE star CM Punk (real name Phil Brooks) had been expected to get back in the octagon sometime this year. Eventually he committed to giving the 39-year-old another opportunity, and when the organization announced UFC 225 would takes place in Punk's backyard of Chicago, it seemed like a natural fit for his return. When asked by a Twitter user when fans will see him "cry again in the Octagon", Punk responded with a specific date.
Punk, who lives in his native Chicago, immediately said he meant to fight again but has been relatively quiet since. He quickly lost to Mickey Gall via submission in the first round.
"June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my lovely wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team". After the ECW experiment ended, Punk's career took off as he would win a total of five world championships, including a 434-day reign with the WWE Championship in 2011. 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.
Jackson (0-1-0) is also winless as a professional MMA fighter, dropping his debut bout to Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night 82 in February of 2016.
CM Punk's chose to quit the WWE and pursue his dream of being a cage fighter in the UFC. While the UFC has not confirmed the news, it seems likely that if Punk is to fight again, UFC 225 will be the card.