Both the wrestling and MMA world is itching for CM Punk and the UFC to announce the date of his debut fight, but according to Punk the fans could wait longer than anticipated.
Punk was asked if he’d consider waiting until 2016 to make his debut and he had this to say:
“I’m super OK with it if my accountant is,” Punk said with a laugh in a recent interview on The Jon Anik and Kenny Florian Podcast. “I know Duke has told me, and I think he’s been public with it, that he would like a full 12 months before he signed off on me fighting. I’ve had zero talks with Dana (White) or Lorenzo (Fertitta) or Joe Silva – anybody – about an opponent, about a date. I’m thankful for that because there’s zero pressure on that, too.
“I think a lot of people are antsy. They’re saying on Twitter, ‘Ah, you’re never going to fight.’ This was just announced in what? November? December? I’ve been training full-time for like six months. As bad as I have the itch to get in there, like I said, I want to be as prepared as I possibly can be. I wouldn’t be upset if it got pushed into 2016.”
Punk seems to be putting in all of the hard work needed to be a legit UFC fighter, the only question is whether he’s talented enough as a fighter.
It’ll look like that’ll be answered in 2016.