CM Punk was working out with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils’ strength and conditioning coaches Joe Lorincz and Jaime Rodriguez on Wednesday and Thursday at the Prudential Center, as a part of the UFC’s cross-training program. Punk spoke to NHL.com about the sessions at this link.
So yeah. I'm with CM Punk and Forrest Griffin at Devils training facility pic.twitter.com/eHLmM78954
— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) January 21, 2016
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White stopped by the “Toucher and Rich” show to talk all things mixed martial arts and revealed that CM Punk could be gearing up for his Octagon debut this summer. “The CM Punk fight is probably going to be in June. UFC 199 is what I’m thinking,” said White.
White also revealed a few days ago that UFC newcomer Micky Gall will be Punk’s first opponent should he prove victorious in his own debut at UFC 196 on Feb. 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
CM PUnk will appear in the new upcoming UFC video game. You can reads lots of info on the game at MMA Junkie.
CM Punk will be featured in the High Profile Fans part of the 2015-16 Upper Deck Contours NHL card set, which will be released in March:
— Beckett Media LLC (@beckettmedia) December 8, 2015
CM Punk will follow up his story in “Thor Annual” #1 with his very own ongoing series. Marvel today announced at C2E2 that the soon-to-debut UFC fighter and Chicago native will be co-writing the adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s most vicious member, Drax. Punk’s co-writer has yet to be named.
Coming in winter 2015, “Drax” will also be the first solo series for the green-skinned Destroyer. Details on the story are currently thin, though it’s said to follow Drax from “the intergalactic octagon to the far reaches of outer space.” Ed McGuinness has illustrated the cover for issue #1, which you can see below, and the interior artist is expected to be named soon.
Besides the “Thor Annual,” CM Punk has also turned in a tale for DC/Vertigo’s “Strange Sports Stories.” “Drax” marks his first full-length, continuing story.