CM Punk earns UFC no contest three years after competing in UFC

CM Punk’s defeat to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 has been officially changed from a loss to a no contest.

When Punk, a former WWE champion, announced that he was going to make a transition into mixed martial arts, many fans and pundits were quick to ridicule him. 

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He went on to lose via submission against Mickey Gall and by decision to Mike Jackson, but in even getting inside the octagon, he showed a great deal of heart and determination.

Now, as it turns out, he’s had one of his setbacks erased from the history books as reported by MMA Junkie.

“Punk’s unanimous decision loss to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 has been overturned to a no contest. The change in result to the June 2018 fight, which wasn’t reported publicly until now, stems from Jackson testing positive for marijuana on fight night.” The report reads courtesy of a Freedom of Information Act request.

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“The official result of a full contact martial arts bout can be changed to a ‘no contest’ as an outcome of an adverse post-bout disciplinary finding against a contestant,” Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation public information officer Chris Slaby revealed to MMA Junkie.

“As detailed in the consent order provided, Mr. Jackson tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol due to marijuana following the June 9, 2018 UFC event at the United Center in Chicago.”

Jackson hasn’t fought since that night whereas Punk has transitioned over into commentary with CFFC. Some will continue to laugh and joke at his expense but as we all know, mixed martial arts isn’t a sport to mess around with – and he deserves to be respected for making such a huge leap of faith.

It’s unlikely we’ll see any kind of crossover similar to this one in the future but if we do, based on recent evidence, it seems as if Tyson Fury could be at the forefront of it for a potential showdown with Francis Ngannou.

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