Huge Update On CM Punk's Next UFC Fight

Lawrence Kim
January 21, 2018

Up first is UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor, whom White still doesn't know if he will fight in the Octagon again.

The UFC isn't waiting around for Conor McGregor to return because there's no way to know if or when he will be back. The kid's got $100 million. The ramification if it was the full undisputed belt is that the UFC would be stripping Conor McGregor of his lightweight title, the second title they'd take off of him in as many years.

Floyd Mayweather is a boxing legend who defeated McGregor by tenth round TKO this past August in the UFC Lightweight Champion's pro boxing debut.

There are absolutely no further details as to when Brooks' next fight will be, who it will be against, or whether it will actually even happen.

Both Ferguson (23-3) and undefeated Nurmagomedov (25-0) have spent much of the build-up to their April bout looking beyond each other and to McGregor, but White's non-committal performance at a press conference on Friday did little to push the Irishman's cause. "Do you know how many people want to see that guy take a shin to the face?"

When CM Punk was soundly trounced by relative unknown Mickey Gall in his debut UFC fight at UFC 203 in 2016, it seemed highly unlikely that he'd be given another opportunity to fight at that level again, if ever.

"I think he'll give it one more run", White said. "I'm going to give it to him".

The former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE Universal title holder returned to MMA for UFC 200 in July 2016 to beat Mark Hunt by unanimous decision. He would also still have to resolve his one-year suspension from the USADA for failed drug tests.

"I think he'll give it one more run", White said. "I just think Brock loves to fight".

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