UFC President Dana White was in attendance at the event and he says Punk’s time in the promotion may be coming to an end.
“No, it should be a wrap,” White said at the UFC 225 post-fight press conference. “The guy’s 39 years old. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight, and I think he should call it a wrap.”
Just because Punk’s time in the UFC may be coming to a close doesn’t mean his professional MMA career has to because the fighter would be free to negotiate with any promotion of the Chicago native’s choosing.
A short time after the fight, a thankful Punk would post the following on Twitter:
You win some, you lose some! I'm 1-1 this week and I'll take it! Thanks to my team, my family, my friends, and THE FANS! Wouldn't be here without any of you. Respect to @TheTruthJackson, thanks for the fight! You only live once, and... I'M ALIVE! pic.twitter.com/UPPGFpx4iS— Coach (@CMPunk) June 10, 2018
The win that Punk is referring to in the Twitter post what that he and Colt Cabana were found not guilty in a defamation lawsuit brought against them by Dr. Chris Amann.