CM Punk Wouldn’t Mind If His UFC Debut Was Pushed Til 2016

Former WWE Superstar turned MMA fighter CM Punk (aka Phil Brooks) spoke about his eventual debut inside the octagon, saying he wouldn’t mind if it was pushed back to 2016 so he would have more time to get ready.

Punk, during a recent podcast, said this:

“I’m super OK with it if my accountant is. [laughs] I know Duke has told me, and I think he’s been public with it, that he would like a full 12 months before he signed off on me fighting. I’ve had zero talks with Dana (White) or Lorenzo (Fertitta) or Joe Silva – anybody – about an opponent, about a date. I’m thankful for that because there’s zero pressure on that, too. I think a lot of people are antsy. They’re saying on Twitter, ‘Ah, you’re never going to fight.’ This was just announced in what? November? December? I’ve been training full-time for like six months. As bad as I have the itch to get in there, like I said, I want to be as prepared as I possibly can be. I wouldn’t be upset if it got pushed into 2016.”

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