Dana White: CM Punk “Probably Shouldn’t Have His Next Fight in The UFC”
By FCF Staff
After being quickly taken down and submitted by Mickey Gall at UFC 203, it looks like CM Punk’s next bout will not be with the organization.
The former pro-wrestling star (Phil Brooks) was signed to a UFC contract back in 2014, even though Punk had never fought in a MMA bout. The 37 year-old began training at the renowned Roufusport gym in early 2015 to prepare for his MMA debut, but on Saturday, Gall submitted him at the 2:14 mark of round one.
After UFC 203, White spoke to the Fight Network’s John Pollock about Punk’s future, and the UFC President said the following (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“He probably shouldn’t have his next fight in the UFC. Just like I said with Brock, having your first fight in the UFC is tough and you [saw] tonight, even if it’s against a guy who is 2-0. This is a tough place to learn.”
Following the defeat, Punk said he intends to fight again. Gall, meanwhile, moved his pro-record to 3-0 with the victory.