Could CM Punk be fighting at UFC 225 in Chicago?

CM Punk is a beloved figure in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, and the one-time UFC fighter hinted he could be returning to the cage in his hometown very soon.

The former WWE superstar suggested he will be back in the Octagon on June 9th in response to a less-than-friendly comment sent in his direction on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/Luchaman0miedo/status/973286710523191301

June 9th is the date when UFC 225 is slated to take place in Chicago’s United Center.

There has been no official word from the UFC to confirm CM Punk’s dropped hint as true, while the fighter has also neglected to mention a possible opponent. Though, earlier in February, MMAFighting reported that the UFC were in discussions to set up a fight between CM Punk and Mike Jackson at UFC 225.

CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, made his UFC and MMA debut in September 2016 at UFC 203. Punk lost to welterweight Mickey Gall via submission in the first round and has not fought since.

Just yesterday it was reported by MMAjunkie that Robert Whittaker will headline UFC 225, defending his UFC middleweight title against Cuban Yoel Romero in a rematch.

According to the UFC website, UFC 225 will also feature fascinating fights between Claudia Gadelha and Carla Esparza, Joe Benavidez and Sergio Pettis, as well as Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes.

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes

Jake Hughes is an MMA writer who has covered the sport since 2013 for publications such as Vice Sports, Fightland, Sherdog and now Fighters Only, where he serves as freelance digital editor.