Former WWE star and UFC competitor CM Punk, whose real name is Phil Brooks, will be making his way to UFC Fight Pass.
Cage Fury Fighting Championships on Thursday told MMAjunkie that Punk has signed on with the promotion as a commentator, and will debut at CFFC 71, which takes place December 14 at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
The event will be the promotion’s first to stream live on UFC Fight Pass.
“I can’t wait for this opportunity to call the CFFC fights on UFC Fight Pass,” Punk said in a statement. “CFFC has a long history of putting on exciting fights featuring some of the sport’s up-and-coming athletes. This card is going to be a lot of fun, and I’m really excited to have the chance to be a part of it.”
Punk joins veteran play-by-play broadcaster and New Jersey radio host Mike Gill, as well as longtime CFFC commentator Brian Palakow on the broadcast team.
“CM Punk’s knowledge and passion for MMA is incredible, and his charisma and personality make him a perfect fit for this role,” CFFC president Rob Haydak said in a statement. “By pairing him with Mike Gill, a true sports broadcasting veteran who has been around the fight game his whole career in Atlantic City, we have a great combination for our first show on UFC Fight Pass.”
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