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.