Despite signing a UFC contract back in 2014, CM Punk is yet to make his debut in the cage. It was recently announced this year that Punk will face Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in what is currently the only Welterweight fight announced for the event.
UFC 203 will take place September 10th and the eyes of many WWE fans will be on CM Punk. This will be the first UFC fight to feature someone who became famous for their career in World Wrestling Entertainment since the recent Brock Lesnar/Mark Hunt fight at the UFC 200 event.
It was speculated by many that if Brock Lesnar were to pick up the victory against Mark Hunt, the pressure would be on CM Punk to also pick up a victory. With Lesnar managing to win his fight via decision, that pressure is now on Punk to emulate it or even do better than Lesnar.
Rightfully or wrongly, people will compare Punk and Lesnar’s fights as they both share a similar background with their WWE careers.
While Lesnar was able to out wrestle Mark Hunt, it’s still unknown whether Punk will attempt to use his wrestling background to his advantage against the much younger Mickey Gall. If he does, this will just add to the fans feeling the need to compare the two bouts.