It looks like plans for CM Punk’s Octagon debut are once again in the works.
Mickey Gall, who was originally scheduled to be Punk’s debut opponent in the UFC after earning the spot with a first-round finish of Mike Jackson on a UFC preliminary card, alluded to the fight being back on for “late summer” in a recent social media post.
“Some more light sparring,” Gall wrote in the caption on the video clip he posted on his official Instagram page (see below). “Gonna be more active on social media. Let me know what you guys wanna see. Love hearing from ya. [By the way] I hear I’m fighting [CM] Punk late summer. No official date yet. I’ll let u know when I know.”
Gall first hit the CM Punk-radar by challenging the former WWE Superstar in front of UFC President Dana White after his professional MMA debut victory, which was filmed for White’s “Lookin’ For A Fight” reality show.
The attention from the episode of White’s reality show led to the aforementioned preliminary fight with Jackson, with the stipulation being a win for Gall would guarantee him the spot as Punk’s debut opponent inside the Octagon.
As Gall mentioned, no date has been specified as of yet, however it’s worth noting that UFC is scheduled to head to Punk’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois for their UFC On FOX 20 event, which emanates from the United Center and airs live on “big FOX,” on Saturday, July 23rd.