Phil “CM Punk” Brooks MMA return is a highly-anticipated one, as the former WWE superstar is less than a month away from his second UFC outing. Punk is slated to face Mike Jackson at UFC 225 on June 9 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Punk lost his UFC debut to Mickey Gall via first-round submission in the main event of UFC 203 back in 2016. Given the fact, many fans criticise the decision of two 0-1 fighters are given a high-profile PPV slot, as Punk and Mike will kick off the main card. Some fighters worked for years to get an opportunity to be on UFC roster card, but sometimes they don’t even ever get to experience.
Punk address the criticism to a thread posted on Twitter involving former UFC champion and Hall of Famer, Mark Coleman, who voiced his anger on ex-wrestler’s placement on the UFC 225 card.
I understand too. If it was up to me, I'd be first fight on fight pass. Don't matter to me. Fans like to be outraged by stuff that doesn't matter. (Appreciate the support Mr. Coleman!!!!! You're truly the man)
— player/coach (@CMPunk) May 14, 2018
“I understand too. If it was up to me, I’d be first fight on fight pass. Don’t matter to me. Fans like to be outraged by stuff that doesn’t matter. (Appreciate the support Mr. Coleman!!!!! You’re truly the man).”
UFC 225 PPV event headlined by Robert Whittaker who is slated to defend his title against Yoel Romero.
What are your thoughts on CM Punk getting a slot on the main card of both of his MMA debut fights?