Oh man, CM Punk is going to fight at UFC 225 in Chicago, isn’t he?


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Well, it sure seems like the stars are aligning for … something.

First the UFC announces it will bring a pay-per-view event to Chicago for the first time this June. Then, within minutes, “Windy City” native Phil “CM Punk” Brooks is revving up his emoji game on Twitter. You can just picture where it goes from here, can’t you?

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CHI-TOWN!

The UFC arrives June 9th for our first PPV in the Windy City. #UFC225

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👀🤔 https://twitter.com/ufc/status/959993130467540992 

Obviously, Punk’s UFC debut didn’t go so great. In fact, he got so thoroughly whooped up on by young Mickey Gall (4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 203 that for a long while UFC executives remained intentionally non-committal about giving him another shot in the octagon.

But UFC President Dana White just recently said he plans to give Punk (0-1 MM, 0-1 UFC) another fight, which just left the question of when and where and against whom. This latest development would seem to answer at least two of those.

Obviously, the UFC would want to put the former WWE star on pay-per-view. And if you’re going to do one of those events in Chicago, why wouldn’t you put a favorite local son on that card? His emoji selection would have us believe that he’s interested.

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That just leaves the final question: Who can Punk possibly fight in his second UFC outing?

Last time, the UFC went in search of a plausible opponent, and it still resulted in a one-sided beating. That was a year and a half ago, and the 39 year-old Punk hasn’t fought since.

Will the UFC try to find him an easier out in front of the hometown crowd, or is the former WWE champ just going to have to sink-or-swim like everyone else?

That remains to be seen, but as of right now it sure looks like he might get another go on June 9.

For more on UFC 225, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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