If Cathal Pendred is being 100-percent honest, CM Punk’s first UFC opponent will be the Irish fighter.
Pendred took to Twitter Wednesday and announced that he has “won the lottery” to meet Punk, who’s real name is Phil Brooks.
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) December 10, 2014
Over the weekend, the UFC announced they had signed Brooks to a multi-fight deal and that his debut would be made sometime in 2015. He is a former WWE champion but has zero official MMA experience.
Pendred was on The Ultimate Fighter and trains with Conor McGregor and others in Ireland. He is 15-2 in his career, including two UFC wins and a current 10-fight unbeaten streak that features victories over Nicholas Musoke, Che Mills and Mike King.
He is currently scheduled to meet Sean Spencer in January.