The great CM Punk Experiment will have its second – and likely final – date point at UFC 225, with the former pro wrestler taking on Mike Jackson on the main card.
Neither Punk nor Jackson belong anywhere near the Octagon, but Punk is there because the UFC thought he’d be a draw, and Jackson… well, Punk needed someone to fight, right?
As we saw in both men’s UFC debuts, they’re more likely to lose a fight than win one. And if it is in fact Punk that loses, this may be it for him.
First, here’s Dana White chiming in on that topic last week, courtesy of MMAFighting:
Though White feels justified in giving Punk a lofty spot at UFC 225, he was also realistic about what it could mean for the 39-year-old’s future if he falls to 0-2 as an MMA fighter. Asked if it would be “game over” for Punk with another loss, White acknowledged that is likely the case.
“I’m sure it is, yeah,” he said.
Now here’s a report from the Score saying that Punk will likely head back to pro wrestling:
WWE Hall of Famer Booker T thinks there’s a good chance CM Punk will return to the ring if he loses to Mike Jackson at UFC 225.
During a recent episode of his “Heated Conversations” podcast, Booker said he believes Punk, should he lose, will come back to professional wrestling at All In, an independent wrestling event being promoted by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson).
“I think he’ll be at All In,” Booker said. “I think if he loses this fight, he’ll be at All In, with the Young Bucks (and) Cody Rhodes, making his way back to the pro wrestling world. I really think CM Punk (misses) the wrestling world. I just think he had a bad taste in his mouth, but he can get it back.”
What do you think? Should the poor guy stick to cagefighting?