After that defeat at the hands of Gall, UFC President Dana White had mentioned to the media that Punk's next fight probably should take place somewhere else. His cross-over to mixed-martial-arts helped the UFC build a bigger fan base.
Jackson lost to Mickey Gall, who went onto submit Punk in the first round in his only appearance thus far at UFC 203 in Cleveland back in 2016. Now, it looks like White is willing to give Punk another chance inside the Octagon on home turf. While having a hometown favourite with tremendous mainstream exposure on a UFC main card makes sense, the UFC has not yet confirmed that Punk will indeed be fighting at UFC 225.More news: Southampton legend Le Tissier: Pellegrino was too negative
Should Punk secure a win, talks about him fighting Floyd Mayweather Junior could gain momentum.
The two actually have some type of history because CM Punk insinuated Mike Jackson was just a scrub during an interview two years ago. Mayweather has teased boxing and MMA fans by releasing videos of him in the Octagon and UFC Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has said that he will be training Mayweather in Las Vegas.More news: US Defence Secretary arrives in Afghanistan
Jackson has been campaigning for the fight probably more than anyone and after seeing the tweet himself, he hints at potentially being the opponent. The fight ended in the first round, with Punk forced to tap to a rear-naked choke.