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UFC News, Rumors: CM Punk understands critics; Mackenzie Dern cut to UFC 224 weight

At UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago, CM Punk will make his second appearance at the Octagon in his hometown when he plays Mike "The Truth" Jackson.

Punk, real name Phil Brooks, is never empty of criticism, and one of the problems fans face with upcoming bouts is the positioning on the main map. His response to these critics is as we begin our look at some of the biggest UFC headlines on Tuesday, May 1


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CM Punk Will Take a Place in the UFC Fight Pass

Punk Will Compete Slowly Against Jackson in Chicago in just a few weeks and, according to his previous appearance, this showdown will be the first on the main map. With Punk proving that he will not be ready for the big stage of the UFC – given his quick submission defeat to Mickey Gall back at UFC 203 in his debut and Jackson comes up with a 0-1 record in the promotion – it's logical to believe a shop window on the map is unauthorized.

But to some extent, UFC is in show business, and Punk's second fight, which takes place in the city he calls home, was enough for officials to slot him and Jackson. However, in response to the criticism on Twitter, Punk revealed that he understands where these fans come from. If it were his decision, he says he would take a fight on the preliminary map shown on the UFC Fight Pass streaming service, if necessary.

With the talent wealth has the UFC under contract, yes it is understandable that one is annoyed with punks positioning on a large main card, while in mixed martial arts he has not proved to be a viable threat. Again, after three years of making the official announcement, Punk's name and his venture in the MMA world still has weight, so selling tickets is a logical step.

The UFC 225 takes place on June 9 at the United Center, where Robert Whittaker in the semifinals against the challenger Yoel Romero tackles his middleweight championship.

More UFC News, Rumors

  • The weight of Mackenzie Dern at UFC 224 in Brazil was a bit more serious than originally thought. Dern, who quickly made Amanda Cooper's first-round debut, revealed to Ariel Helwani on Monday in "The MMA Hour" that she appeared at 139.5 pounds five days before the event in Brazil – apparently not at the limit of 115 pounds. Dern explained how she spent hours in the sauna to lower her weight, and at one point she even stumbled because of the damage that the attempted cut made to her body. She was almost swept away by the event, but eventually the fight was agreed after Dern officially weighed in at seven pounds over the limit, which caused her to lose 30 percent of her purse.
  • Raquel Pennington's head coach defended himself after the backlash he received for sending his fighter back to the final round of the UFC 224 Main Event after asking them to stop the fight. Jason Kutz told MMA junkie that in his mind, it was more of a mental strategy to convince the battered and injured Pennington that she would be able to pull off the wonderful win in the final round against Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. As we know, this strategy has failed, with Nunes having earned the TKO victory to keep its title after the controversy.
  • UFC Legend and Former Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell officially announced his intentions to return to the fighting making everyone listen up that he finally wanted a match with Jon "Bones" Jones. Well, no one who shied away from being called took Jones on Twitter for entertaining answers.

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