Despite starting his MMA career off with a loss, UFC welterweight CM Punk plans on fighting for the promotion once again.
Following his highly publicised endeavour into mixed martial arts, things didnâ€™t go according to plan for Punk, real name Phil Brooks, who fellÂ to a first round rear naked choke submission at the hands of fellow pro novice Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September.
Speaking in an interview on The MMA Hour, Punk said thatÂ if Dana White was done with him he wouldâ€™ve cut him following his loss in Cleveland. After a recent conversation with the UFC president heâ€™s confident heâ€™ll get at least one more shot in sportâ€™s leading promotion.
â€śI don't want to speak for him, but I think if he wants to kill it, he would have killed it right then,â€ť Punk revealed. â€śUntil anything is official, I don't want to say either way what he's thinking or what he's thinking. But yeah, I'm pretty confident that it'll be in the UFC.
"I told him I want to fight again. We're back at it. We're back to the drawing board. So, it's up to him. He floated me an idea and we're kind of going back and forth on it right now.â€ť
After the loss to Gall, Punk wasted no time in getting back in the gym to continue the journey and improve his MMA game.
â€śI felt like I was in the best shape of my life still, so I just kept after it,â€ť he said. â€śThat's the best thing you can do after you lose. The UFC just made me a business offer. I wasn't emotional, because I saw that something was over. I was just bummed that I lost.â€ť
Whilst quietly confident of making another walk to the Octagon, if the promotion refuses to offer him another fight that's not going to deter the former professional wrestler from competing in MMA again, even if itâ€™s outside of the UFC.
â€śThis is what I do now,â€ť Punk added. â€śThis is what I'm going to do now. If I can do it for you, awesome. If not, I'll still bug you for tickets to your show."