As noted, CM Punk’s return to The Octagon has been confirmed, and it will take place on June 9th at UFC 225 in Chicago.
Punk will be facing Mike Jackson at the event, and Jackson recently spoke with TMZ about the upcoming bout. During the interview, which you can watch above, Jackson vows to beat Punk at UFC 225, and notes “this is a storyline not even Vince McMahon could write.”
Vader Provides Health Update
Back on March 26th, WWE Legend Vader underwent surgery for his congestive heart failure and the procedure was said to be successful, despite Vader’s condition remaining very serious following the surgery.
After the procedure, both Vader and his son Tweeted the following comments:
5 days since my surgery & it has been some the worst pain I have ever endured. The Hospital staff has been excellent and my surgeon was fantastic. I am greatful for the life I’ve had & the opportunitny to continue to live. THANK YOU JESUS. https://t.co/vA6VyYDrHZ
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) March 31, 2018
This is his son Jesse. I wanted to let everybody know that I just spoke to the Surgeon. The surgery was a success but it was worse than we had expected. Long road for recovery. Will keep you posted. Thank you for the prayers.
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) March 26, 2018
Vader has since provided a new update on his health following surgery, noting he is officially out of the hospital and will begin his long road to recovery:
I Am officially out of the HOSPITAL and in rehab Its a long ROAD BK from here to the RING WISH ME LUCK!!!!
— Big Van Vader (@itsvadertime) April 13, 2018