Mickey Gall beat Mike Jackson on Saturday to earn a shot at becoming the first man to fight pro wrestler turned MMA fighter Phil “CM Punk” Brooks in the UFC.
Most expected Punk’s debut would happen in the summer, at potentially UFC 199 or the historic UFC 200.
Well, not so fast.
CM Punk will not be fighting in the UFC anytime soon, as he is scheduled to undergo back surgery for a herniated disk in Chicago on Wednesday.
“My back has always bugged me,” Punk told MMAFighting.com “Figured it was just wrestling sh*t. Turns out it was.
“It got bad enough to the point where I couldn’t do anything the week before I went to train with the New Jersey Devils last month. One day I could manage, the next day I couldn’t. I’ve been in agony for almost a month. Chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, cryotherapy ... nothing worked.”
Punk says the setback is just a “bump in the road” and he’s sure he will fight before 2016 is over.
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