The UFC debut of former WWE superstar CM Punk has hit yet another roadblock as back surgery for a herniated disc will keep Punk out of a debut for the foreseeable future.
“My back has always bugged me,” Punk told MMAFighting.com. “Figured it was just wrestling sh*t. Turns out it was.
“It got bad enough to the point where I couldn’t do anything the week before I went to train with the New Jersey Devils last month. One day I could manage, the next day I couldn’t. I’ve been in agony for almost a month. Chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, cryotherapy … nothing worked.”
At UFC Fight Night 82 on Saturday night, CM Punk learned the name of his first oponoent inside the octagon — Mickey Gall.
“This is just a bump in the road,” he said. “I’m positive about this.” Punk said.
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