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Tyron Woodley Says Who He Would Like CM Punk To Fight Next

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: CM Punk reacts to his loss to Mickey Gall during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

After CM Punk’s brutal defeat at the hands of Mickey Gall at UFC 203 it was a shock to some to hear Punk say in his post-fight octagon interview that, ‘this was the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.’

But that love of MMA is clearly genuine as his teammate and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has spoken to Bloody Elbow about how Punk is already back training in the gym.

Woodley, a fellow member of team Roufusport, said:

“He was in the gym the other day. I was there. I saw his car outside, and I came in, I was going to say what’s up to him. And then I guess he was in the shower when I was changing, so I missed him, but yeah he’s back in the gym training.”

Not only does Woodley think Punk deserves a second fight in the UFC but he even has a prospective opponent for him. It does, though, have to be said that he seemed to have limited knowledge of Augusto Montano.

“I want to see him fight the dude that Belal Muhammad just fought, the dude with the red mohawk.”

HIDALGO, TX - SEPTEMBER 17:   (L-R) Belal Muhammad  punches Augusto Montano of Mexico in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at State Farm Arena on September 17, 2016 in Hidalgo, Texas. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

While iffy on the name, Woodley was somewhat correct about Montano’s background.

“I think he’s a dude from a TUF show, a TUF show guy.”

Montano is best known in MMA circles for being rumoured to be on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, though he was ultimately signed directly to the UFC. For Irish fans, he may be best known for losing to Cathal Pendred at UFC 188.

Overall, his record is good at 15-3 for his career, though he is only 1-2 in the UFC. Woodley clearly feels that he is a more suitable opponent for Punk as he said that Gall may well prove to be an above-average prospect.

“I think Mickey Gall was pretty good. That was a big cup of coffee for him.”

Dana White has been lukewarm at best about the possibility of Punk fighting under the UFC name again so it will likely not happen but one has to admire Punk’s persistence.

Vincent Whelan, Pundit Arena

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