CM Punk will have to wait on making his UFC debut, after the former WWE star suffered a shoulder injury in training.
According to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto, Punk’s trainer, Duke Roufus, confirmed Monday the 36-year-old injured his shoulder while rolling around.
He got caught in a scramble, so right now he’s taking a little time off. He was doing great before that. His progress has been good. He’s got a great attitude and he’s a hard worker. … Our biggest thing is we want him to 101 percent before [we resuming training]. We don’t have a hard date for his fight to force the issue, so making sure he’s completely healthy is possible.
Roufus went on to say Punk could have his first UFC fight in six to 10 months.