It was about a year ago when CM Punk declared that he was going to sign with the UFC after making his mark in the WWE. At that time it was unclear under what circumstances he'd be fighting.
I mean, we had no details. Punk didn't have a camp, weight class, or any sign of an opponent. He's now a welterweight training at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He's still waiting on an opponent as well.
Plenty of people jumped at the opportunity to knock this dude out, but it's simply impossible to appease them all.
In January UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta said Punk would face "a competitive guy MMA media will know," while White aimed lower shooting for "a guy who is 1-0, 1-1, 2-1."
Here's what Dana White told TSN's Michael Landsberg:
"I just started a new show. The pilot is on YouTube. It's called, 'Dana White: Looking for a fight.' I'm actually out looking for opponents for CM Punk right now."
I dig it.
It's unclear if there is really any strong likelihood that Punk will be any good. I think professional fighters scoff at the idea that he can do this. He recently sustained a shoulder injury that pushed back his fighting time 6-10 months. Here's what White had to say about CM Punk and his ability to be ready to fight.
"I didn't know. It's the first time this guy has ever trained to fight. The guy has never wrestled. He 'professional wrestled' but he's never wrestled. He will fight next year. 100 percent."
So, we'll see if CM Punk has what it takes to get down in the Octagon. The WWE is not the UFC, that's all I know.