Roufus added that Punk has been out of training and resting the injury for “several weeks”.
It was initially believed he would be competing as a middleweight but it appears the extensive training over the last few months have allowed Brooks to shed more weight than he anticipated.
The wait for the UFC debut of former WWE Champion CM Punk is going to have to take a little bit longer.
Roufus confirmed the news when speaking with ESPN. “I’m going to go full steam ahead, all systems go after today, and it’s going to be fun”.
Although it was a tough night for the team, Roufus says it was probably good for Punk to see that up close.
“He got caught in a scramble, so right now he’s taking a little time off”, according to Roufus. “He was doing great before that”. Our prime fact is we wish him to 101 proportion. However, he has been training at a well-known place, the Roufusport Academy in Milwaukee. Rofus said that since there is no date set for Punk to make his UFC debut, there is no need to force the issue. Roufus expects Brooks to have three to four months of preparation time after the UFC announces his first fight, which is expected to be against a “recognizable” opponent with similar experience.
“But that being said, remember that my 100 percent is a very well-prepared person”. We had a ballpark. We’re probably looking at a fight in the next 6-to-10 months. Now, it looks likely that the soonest Punk will debut in the Octagon will be next spring, or possibly later.
Roufus also shed a few light on when he thinks we could see Punk in the Octagon.