Source: The MMA Hour

As noted, CM Punk recently appeared on The MMA Hour and revealed that he recently met with UFC President Dana White and said that he wants to fight again. He noted that they've been going back and forth, and that an announcement may be coming soon.

Punk's coach, Duke Roufus, also recently appeared on The MMA Hour and said that it was "looking hopeful" that Punk would fight in the UFC again, possibly as soon as "four to five months."

"Yeah, definitely, I believe he and Dana are talking," Roufus said. "I just talked to Punk on Monday before that, and things are looking hopeful. I can't say yes or no, but they're looking hopeful. We're going to see. Dana's always got a good recipe of what he's going to create, and what's best for the sport, and what's best for Punk and everyone else."

Punk suffered a one-sided loss in his UFC debut to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September. Gall submitted Punk in just 2 minutes and 45 seconds of the first round with a rear-naked choke. Roufus noted that Punk didn't perform the way that he would have liked against Gall, but said that he was getting better.

"He's going to get better," Roufus said. "Obviously, he didn't perform the way we wanted to perform. We had some things he was doing really well with, he just didn't happen. It's just going to take time. But the great thing is he has an incredible attitude, and he's very thankful for the opportunities. He's getting better, he's back in training and right after this fight I'll picking up big time with him."

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