It's been rumored for a while now, and where there's smoke, there's more often than not fire.
Former WWE Superstar and current UFC fighter CM Punk last fought in an MMA match back in September 2016 where he lost in under two minutes against Mickey Gall. And all evidence pointed to an appearance in his home town of Chicago, which the UFC will be visiting in June.
June 9th is the date for the UFC 225 pay-per-view in Punk's hometown of Chicago, Illinois.
The CM Punk MMA show isn't over just yet.
Punk was clapping back at trolls on Twitter when he broke the news. responding to someone who asked, "When are we gonna see you cry again in the octagon?"More news: Main concern about new tariffs: Trade war
White, for the record, has yet to comment on Punk's latest statement.
Punk's signing in 2014 turned a lot of heads in the MMA world. Despite that, the UFC brought him in no doubt hoping to boost ratings.
The 39-year-old, real name Phil Brooks, chose to swap the wrestling ring for the octagon back in 2014 but was humiliated on his debut, losing via submission to Mickey Gall in just over two minutes in 2016.
If Punk wins a UFC 225, the fight with Floyd Mayweather could be fixed for the end of the year, which gives the UFC and Mayweather promotions enough time to market and hype the fight.
To his credit, Punk handled defeat gracefully, and stayed dedicated to his training. There is no indication as of now as to who CM Punk will be fighting but it will most likely be a fighter who is also finding his feet in the sport.