Former WWE Champion and current UFC competitor Phil “CM Punk” Brooks reportedly has a second MMA fight in the works.
Punk (0-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who hasn’t competed since his first-round submission loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September, is still keen on competing. According to an Instagram post by trainer Duke Roufus, who works as the former wrestler’s head coach at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Punk is scheduled to fight an opponent to be determined later.
I am such a firm believer in #team Together Everyone Achieves More! Every year I strive to get better as a coach and build a great team culture. I am so proud of all of our team, staff and students. We Are Having Fun Getting It Done! I have the pleasure of being a part the team of current @ufc Welterweight Champion #tyronwoodley @twooodley former #ufc and #wec Champion #anthonypettis @showtimepettis Top Flyweight Contender #sergiopettis @sergiopettis #bellator Featherweight Contender #emanuelsanchez @matadorsanchez former #wwe Champion #cmpunk @cmpunk my longtime team member #erikkoch @kocheadufc rising KO Artist #paulfelder @felderpaul surging Welterweight #belalmuhammad @bullyb170 Bellator Middleweight #mikerhodes @teamrocbiggie and Middleweight Submission specialist #geraldmeerschaert @the_gm3 as members of our @roufusport team collectively they are 13-3, 9-2 in the UFC in 2-1 Bellator so far this year! The best has yet to come #roufusport #MartialArts is #Life thanks for the past & future memories. #onelove
Punk, who joined UFC officially in December 2014, has had a questionable status with the company since his debut last year.
News of the potential fight is surprising considering UFC President Dana White has been asked numerous times about Punk since UFC 203, and while he’s never confirmed whether he’d compete again, he did say it’s “probably not” going to happen.