CM Punk To Join MMA Promotion In Commentary Role


Former WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks was announced as a commentator for Cage Fury Fighting Championships. CFFC is set to have their first event on Dec. 14th at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The event will be broadcast through UFC Fight Pass.

From the CFFC press release:

“CM Punk’s knowledge and passion for MMA is incredible, and his charisma and personality make him a perfect fit for this role,” Rob Haydak, CFFC President, said. “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!”

“I can’t wait for this opportunity to call the CFFC fights on UFC Fight Pass,” CM Punk said. “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.”

“I’ve long been a fan of CM Punk and I’m looking forward to the chance to work with him on Dec. 14 at Borgata,” Gill, who hosts a drivetime show on 97.3 ESPN Radio in Atlantic City, said. “CFFC has a reputation for delivering action-packed cards with MMA’s most promising stars. This is a can’t-miss event.”

Punk transitioned into MMA, after his WWE career ended in 2014. Punk is currently 0-2 in MMA and likely won’t be fighting for the UFC any time soon. Punk is currently being sued for legal fees by his former best friend Colt Cabana, stemming from Dr. Chris Amman’s defamation lawsuit against the two men.