Dana White Looking at Opponents for CM Punk!!!
Yahoo – It’s almost been a year to the day when Phil “CM Punk” Brooks announced he had signed a multi-fight deal with Dana White’s UFC. Brooks, a former multi-time WWE Champion, said he would fight in the middleweight or welterweight division in 2015, but that has yet to happen.
Enter reality TV.
Dana White recently launched Dana White: Looking For a Fight, a Youtube pilot that has White, his childhood friend Nick “The Tooth”, and former UFC Ultimate Fighter winner Matt Serra, traveling the world looking for up and coming talent. Recently the UFC President was a guest on Off The Record with Michael Landsberg, talking about Brooks’ finally getting into the Octagon.
On the subject if White knew it would take a year for Brooks to finally fight, he had said that due to Brooks’ background, he was unsure from the start. “It’s the first time this guy has ever trained to fight. The guy has never wrestled. He’s professional wrestled but he’s never wrestled.” White did confirm that Brooks will fight next year. “100-percent,” he said.
Landsberg also asked about how much leeway will White give Brooks when issuing his opponent. Landsberg stated that due to Brooks’ star power that it would be wise not to put him with a “nobody”, but to also having to prove what he’s got. That’s where White mentioned the pilot.
“I’m actually looking for opponents for CM Punk right now.”
You can check out the pilot in the link above, but it seems that White is being very cautious how he’s handling Brooks debut right now. With Brooks potentially bringing over a lot of WWE fans to UFC, White making him into one of UFC’s big stars should be a priority, but interest could wane if they wait too much longer.
This fight could end up being a slobber knocker. I know Dana White doesn’t want to turn the UFC into a circus but if he put CM Punk against the green power ranger it would sell a billion PPV’s. The fight makes sense but I do not think Dana can risk Goldar showing up and destroying the entire arena. Go go Power Rangers!!! I am excited to finally see CM Punk fight. I am rooting for him because I always support the underdog. I will buy into the hype and end up disappointed…kind of like the time I bought the lube that gets warm and it ended up feeling like my member ate a jalapeno. CM Punk is training with a great team so I hope he doesn’t go out there and get Ronda Rousey-d.