In an interview with the Associated Press, Dana White discussed CM Punk's future and whether or not Brock Lesnar will fight in the UFC again.
Though he was overmatched in his first fight against Mickey Gall and hasn't fought since September of 2016, Punk will be getting another chance to step back into the Octagon. “I like that guy. He’s a good dude,” White said. “He wants one more. He wants to get another shot. I’m going to give it to him.”
White told the AP that he doesn't have a date or opponent in mind for Punk's next appearance but is working on it. Prior to UFC 218 last month, White said he was going to meet with Punk at the pay-per-view to discuss his future.
Duke Roufus, the head coach at Roufusport, wrote on Instagram that Punk has "improved dramatically" and they're grateful to get another opportunity.
White also expressed optimism when asked about Lesnar returning to the UFC. “I think he’ll give it one more run,” White said. “I just think Brock loves to fight.”
Until August, Lesnar would need WWE's approval to fight in the UFC. He would also need approval to fight again if he re-signs with WWE, with April being the last pro wrestling dates on his current contract. And the one-year suspension that Lesnar received from USADA for his drug test failures surrounding UFC 200 would have to be resolved.
Lesnar's suspension was frozen when he retired from mixed martial arts last year.