UFC president Dana White appeared on the Toucher & Rich show in Boston on Friday to promote UFC Fight Night 81. During that interview, White revealed that CM Punk will probably fight in June at UFC 199 and not at UFC 200 in July.
“The CM Punk fight is probably going to be in June,” White said. “UFC 199 is what I’m thinking.”
“The guy has never fought, he just started training and, you know, this is a tough business to get into,” White said. “When Brock Lesnar came into the UFC, he had a serious wrestling pedigree. And not just WWE wrestling. Legit collegiate wrestling. CM Punk doesn’t have any of that, so it’s going to be tough for him.”
Mickey Gall will be Punk’s opponent if he wins his fight at UFC 196 against Michael Jackson.