CM Punk Fight To Open Main Card of UFC 225, Punk Responds to Fans ‘Outraged’ By Fight Placement

UFC has announced that CM Punk vs Mike Jackson, taking place at UFC 225 on June 9th in Chicago, will open the main card of the PPV.

Following the announcement of Punk’s placement on the card, which will see Holly Holm headline the prelims, there was some fan backlash on social media. One name in particular, UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman, came to the defense of Punk, offering the former WWE Champion good luck in his sophomore UFC fight.

CM Punk vs. Mike Jackson opens UFC 225 pay-per-view main card, Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson headlines prelims #UFC #UFC225 https://t.co/BnYc01HMjv pic.twitter.com/XURJXYVXGW

β€” Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) May 14, 2018

Sounds good. @CMPunk good luck πŸ‘βš’βœ https://t.co/lK7rfGmCR9

β€” Mark Coleman (@HammerHouseMMA) May 15, 2018

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It’s a damn shame that @CMPunk keeps getting put on cards when they’re is such an abundance of more deserving and qualified fighters available that would kill for the chance

β€” James Wrye (@JWrye78) May 13, 2018

Sometimes u have to make exceptions.$ I’m excited for this fight . I wish @CMPunk the best! But I understand.

β€” Mark Coleman (@HammerHouseMMA) May 14, 2018

I understand too. If it was up to me, I’d be first fight on fight pass. Don’t matter to me. Fans like to be outraged by stuff that doesn’t matter. (Appreciate the support Mr. Coleman!!!!! You’re truly the man)

β€” Coach (@CMPunk) May 14, 2018

Big fan ! Get it done @CMPunk ! Great challenge u can do it. https://t.co/lrA5NZs271

β€” Mark Coleman (@HammerHouseMMA) May 15, 2018

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