CM Punk was one of the biggest professional wrestlers in the world just a few years ago, but that all changed once he controversially walked away from his job in WWE back in 2014. Punk would then go on to rant against WWE’s management team and medical staff during an Art of Wrestling podcast. It seems like a return to the squared circle may never come for the former WWE Champion. He later announced that he was joining UFC to begin an MMA career for himself. Punk has not competed in a fight ever since his debut MMA fight at the UFC 203 event, but he has reportedly been training for his next fight over the past few months. A return to the octagon has still not been confirmed for Punk just yet by UFC.
June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my beautiful wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team https://t.co/TmzRWR2kbn
— Coach (@CMPunk) March 12, 2018
However, the former professional wrestler just recently may have indicated when his second fight will be taking place. After responding to some trolls on Twitter asking if Punk will ever be back in the octagon, Punk stated that he will be competing on June 9th of this year. Coincidentally, that just so happens to be the date that the UFC 225 event takes place in the United Center from Punk’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. As mentioned, UFC has not announced Punk for the show just yet, nor has Punk’s opponent been hinted at just yet. Punk last competed at UFC 203 in September 2016 when he lost to Micky Gall by submission via rear-naked choke. Punk may get another chance to win very soon.
It was reported late last night that current Raw Superstar Jeff Hardy was arrested over the weekend for driving while impaired. There is still no word on what this may mean for Hardy’s status in WWE, but it looks like Hardy was set to return to the company very soon. Pro Wrestling Sheet confirmed that Hardy appeared in Matt Hardy’s upcoming Ultimate Deletion match. There is no word on when the match will air or if Hardy will still be involved in it, nor have any details on the nature of Hardy’s cameo been released. Jeff Hardy is reportedly waiting for WWE doctors to clear him from his recent injury, but his return to the ring could be delayed even further if his recent arrest turns out to be more serious.