CM Punk joins Cage Fury Fighting Championship as commentator for Dec. 14 card
Former WWE Superstar turned UFC welterweight Phil ‘CM Punk” Brooks is picking up the microphone once again.
On Thursday, Cage Fury Fighting Championships announced Brooks will join the promotion as a commentator ahead of it’s first event on UFC FIGHT PASS on Dec. 14. Alongside Brooks, fans will also hear veteran play-by-lay commentator Mike Gill and analyst Brian Palakow.
“CM Punk’s knowledge and passion for MMA is incredible, and his charisma and personality make him a perfect fit for this role,” stated CFFC President Rob Haydak in a press release. “By pairing him with Mike Gill, a true sports broadcasting veteran who has been around the fight game his whole career in Atlantic City, we have a great combination for our first show on UFC Fight Pass.”
The December card will feature three championship fights live from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. During the event, unbeaten lightweight Cesar Balmaceda (5-0) will compete for the promotion’s interim lightweight title, while featherweight champion Pat Sabatini (9-2) defends his title against Da’Mon Blackshear (6-2).
Alexander Keshtov (8-0) and Nurbergen Sharipov (8-1) will also compete for the vacant CFFC bantamweight crown.
“I can’t wait for this opportunity to call the CFFC fights on UFC Fight Pass,” stated Brooks. “CFFC has a long history of putting on exciting fights featuring some of the sport’s up-and-coming athletes. This card is going to be a lot of fun and I’m really excited to have the chance to be a part of it.”
In terms of his own athletic career, Brooks (0-2) has not fought since coming up short to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in June.
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