CM Punk Undergoing Back Surgery Today, UFC Debut Delayed

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Former WWE Superstar CM Punk is set to undergo back surgery today in Chicago to fix a herniated disc, according to MMAFighting.com.  His planned UFC debut will be delayed once again as a result. Punk told MMAFighting:

“My back has always bugged me. Figured it was just wrestling sh*t. Turns out it was. It got bad enough to the point where I couldn’t do anything the week before I went to train with the New Jersey Devils last month. One day I could manage, the next day I couldn’t.

“I’ve been in agony for almost a month. Chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, cryotherapy … nothing worked.”

This past Saturday night, it was determined that 24-year-old Mickey Gall would be his first opponent after Gall defeated fellow UFC newcomer Mike Jackson via first-round rear-naked choke.

Punk reveals that he was informed about needing surgery prior to Gall’s win and their subsequent stare-down. Despite the setback, Punk remains positive, calling the back surgery “just a bump in the road.”