Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and current Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) wrestler CM Punk has revealed that he is confident of fighting again in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The 38-year-old had a disastrous debuted at UFC 203, wherein he lost to Mickey Gall at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.
CM Punk submitted to a rear-naked performed by Gall in the first round itself, which lasted for less than three minutes. The embarrassing loss led to speculation over Punk's future in the company.
However, no such decision was made by UFC president Dana White on the issue. And it seems like that has given Punk confidence, who is hoping to get another chance to fight at a UFC event in future.
"I don't want to speak for him (White), but I think if he wants to kill it, he would have killed it right then. Until anything is official, I don't want to say either way what he's thinking or what he's thinking. But yeah, I'm pretty confident that it will be in the UFC," Punk said, as quoted by MMAFighting.
"I told him I want to fight again. We're back at it. We're back to the drawing board. So it's up to him. He floated me an idea and we're kind of going back and forth on it right now," he added.
Punk, who dominated the pro-wrestling scene at WWE for a number of years, signed for the UFC in December 2014 and was scheduled to debut in 2015. However, he made his first appearance at UFC 203 as he was suffered a shoulder injury, necessitating surgery for a herniated disc.
The 38-year-old has revealed that he has no idea who his next opponent will be, but claimed that all he wants to do is fight, whether it is in the UFC or another promotional company.