CM Punk Hints He'll Be Fighting at UFC 225 in Chicago

The 39-year-old was easily beaten by Mickey Gall in 2016 and has not fought since

The 39-year-old was easily beaten by Mickey Gall in 2016 and has not fought since

It's been rumored for a while now, and where there's smoke, there's more often than not fire.

It looks like former WWE Champion CM Punk has confirmed his return to the UFC's Octagon. While the card also featured a heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem, a fair amount of that interest could be attributed to Punk. That just so happens to be the date of UFC 225 in Punk's home town of Chicago.

WWE champion CM Punk, left, is shown with fans Oliver Whittaker, of London, right, and his fiancee Maria Rosenberg, of Chattanooga, Tenn., at the WWE Wrestlemania Axxess, a fan event at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Thursday, March 29, 2012 in Miami Beach, Fla.

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White, for the record, has yet to comment on Punk's latest statement.

On Monday, Punk indicated that he will fight in the UFC again this summer while he was responding to a Twitter troll.

Punk's signing in 2014 turned a lot of heads in the MMA world.

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Punk didn't reveal an opponent, which will likely come from outside the current roster given the pro wrestler's lack of MMA experience. He quickly lost to Mickey Gall via submission in the first round. After being held back with a shoulder injury, Punk's first fight was announced in February when he'd take on UFC newcomer Mickey Gall. The fight ended in the first round, with Punk forced to tap to a rear-naked choke.

To his credit, Punk handled defeat gracefully, and stayed dedicated to his training. The news of Punk's return is brand new, so we have no idea who his opponent will be as of yet.

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