The UFC continues to fill in its calendar year with events, with the latest round of announcements including a trip to Chicago for UFC 225 on June 9th. Chicago happens to be the hometown of one CM Punk, former pro wrestling superstar and mixed martial arts neophyte. Since his debut as a professional fighter at UFC 203 in September of 2016 ended in a two-minute dismantling, it’s been an open question as to whether the UFC would welcome Punk back to the Octagon. But given he’s one of the biggest draws in an organization painfully short on star power these days, we suppose it’s not that surprising that he’d get another shot.
“I like that guy. He’s a good dude,” White told the Associated Press back in January. “He wants one more. He wants to get another shot. I’m going to give it to him.”
A Chicago return would make sense for his return, and while there’s been no official announcement as of yet, Punk did go ahead and subtly hinted he wanted on the card with a retweet of UFC 225’s announcement.