Punk, real name Phil Brooks, has not fought since September 2016 at UFC 203 where he was submitted in 2:14 in the first round by Micky Gall.
He replied to an online troll, who asked: “When are we gonna see you cry again in the octagon?” with this Tweet.
June nine, after I win and lock eyes with my beautiful wife, embrace my coaches and shout out my entire team https://t.co/TmzRWR2kbn
— CM Puck? (@CMPunk) March 12, 2018
Since that loss, he has remained dedicated to his MMA training and has been training at Roufusport in Milwaukee with the likes of UFC champion Tyron Woodley, former ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren and former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
UFC has not officially announced that CM Punk will be on the card for the pay-per-view event at the United Center in Chicago on June 9th and at this stage, there is no indication on who he will be fighting against.
The latest UFC 225 fight card includes:
- Carla Esparza vs. Claudia Gadelha
- Joseph Benavidez vs. Sergio Pettis
- Curtis Blaydes vs. Alistair Overeem
- Rashad Evans vs. Anthony Smith
- Rashad Coulter vs. Allen Crowder