Dana White Says Punk’s Next Fight To Be Outside Of UFC


Ever since former professional wrestler turned professional MMA fighter CM Punk got defeated by Mickey Gall in a lackluster showing at UFC 203, which was his professional MMA debut, folks have been wondering what the future of Punk looks like.

UFC President Dana White has given the MMA community a potential glimpse into that future when he spoke with the Fight Networks John Pollack.

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"He (Punk) probably shouldn't have his next fight in the UFC. Just like I said with Brock, having your first fight in the UFC is tough and you [saw] tonight, even if it's against a guy who is 2-0. This is a tough place to learn."

Punk, who after two years of training, was submitted by the undefeated Mickey Gall is just over two minutes at UFC 203 in a post-fight interview with Joe Rogan and later Megan Olivi stated that he would be back, but apparently that will not be in the UFC if Dana White is to be believed.

Dana White, on the very same interview, said that he did give Punk a chance because they were friends and he has a lot of respect for the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

"I don't know if it was an experiment. I became friends with him. He's a nice guy. I like him. I have a lot of respect for him and he wanted to give it a shot. I gave him his shot."

CM Punk stated he will be taking a little time off after the loss to Gall, but it will be interesting to see where his next MMA fights takes place at.

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