It's unclear whether we'll ever seen CM Punk back inside the Octagon, but if he does return to the UFC, there's one Mighty Morphin' superhero who wants a piece of him.
Former green Power Ranger Jason David Frank recently doubled down on his comments of wanting to fight CM Punk, telling the Primo Nutmeg podcast that he's still interested in settling his long feud with the ex-#WWE star. Frank, who trains with heavyweight Derrick Lewis and has professional #MMA experience, thinks he's the perfect choice for CM Punk's next fight, and is open to facing him in either the cage or the wrestling ring.
They would love it. If Punk fights again, everybody at the base, everybody that owns UFC wants me to fight him. If he fights again, that's definitely something I would like to do. I got a chance to visit some of the WWE guys backstage at their shows, it's much like the UFC. I'm not talking about the fighting, but the energy everyone puts into the show. One way or another I'd like to get involved with WWE or UFC just to please the fans.
Following CM Punk's loss to Mickey Gall at UFC 203, Champions caught up with Frank, who opened up about his thought on the fight. As you'd expect, the actor and lifelong martial artist wasn't impressed with CM Punk's performance, but still wants to face him since it'd be an "easy fight."
"I would love to face CM Punk," Frank told Champions. "For me, it's always been an easy fight. I don't want to sound cocky, but I'm highly trained. I was told by the UFC guys that are out now because they were re-bought, [that] I'm too skilled. It makes no sense."
"I told them a long time ago I'd fight that guy for a dollar," he added. "I'd love to fight him because it brought two fandom bases together, WWE fandom base vs. the Power Rangers fandom base. It would've been one heck of a show."
Although a showdown with CM Punk probably won't come to fruition, don't be surprised if the Power Rangers star shows up on a #Bellator card in the near future.
"Bellator's talking to me about stuff," Frank said. "They want me to fight this year then they're talking next year. Bellator gets my fan base. UFC doesn't, but they do."