CM Punk appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday where he addressed his future in the UFC and as a fighter.
Regarding his future as a fighter, Punk commented:
“To me, yeah," he told Helwani during an appearance on The MMA Hour. "That's up to Dana.
"I had a good conversation with him and I told him, 'hey if you want to cut me, I get it. But I'm fighting whether it's for you or somebody else.'
"But, I told him I want to fight again.”
As for his future in the UFC, Punk stated:
”We're back at it and we're back to the drawing board," he added. "So it's up to him [Dana White]. He floated me and we're kind of going back and forth on it right now.
"I'm at the point where I kind of want to get something on paper. You might hear an announcement in the coming weeks, there's no timetable , though.”
Punk (0-1) made his professional fighting debut at UFC 203 on Sept. 10, 2016 where he was defeated by Mickey Gall by submission at two minutes and 14 seconds of the very first round. After the fight, Dana White seemed to indicate that Punk did not have a future with the UFC. He even stated that Punk’s next fight probably wasn’t in the UFC.
However, it’s been over two months and CM Punk remains under contract with the UFC. Punk has resumed his training at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has maintained since the night of his lopsided defeat that he would fight again.
Given the fact that Punk was a major draw for the UFC, there may still be an opportunity for him to get one more fight.
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H/t to the Daily Star for the quotes. They deserve full credit.