Although originally rumored to be taking place at UFC 202 in August, CM Punk’s UFC debut against Mickey Gall is now officially on the card for UFC 203, which will go down September 10th in Cleveland. Punk made the announcement on the most recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast. The former WWE Superstar was reportedly just cleared by doctors this week, after recovering from a back injury suffered a few months ago.
Punk infamously signed with UFC in November of 2014, with stated hopes of fighting within the next year, and also having multiple fights. The good news is, at least he’ll get that first fight in within two years of signing, but the bad news is, at this point, considering his injury history and advanced age, he’s going to have to do something really impressive for this not to be more than a one-and-done situation.