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CM Punk-Cathal Pendred UFC Fight Has Been Announced (Tweet)
A CM Punk-Cathal Pendred fight has already been slated, according to Cathal Pendred’s Twitter account.
While it was just announced last week that the pro wrestler would be hanging up his unitard to give MMA a try, the powers that be seem to have wasted no time in setting up a fight.
And what a fight it will be. Dana White said that he thought CM Punk would be tossed against some potsy for the first few fights, but Cathal Pendred is 15-2-1, and has won his last nine fights. This could be quite an ordeal for CM Punk.
Here’s the Tweet:
— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) December 10, 2014
On a side note, CM Punk kind of looks like Hank Scorpio from The Simpsons.
From a marketing perspective, this makes a lot of sense (except for maybe CM Punk). The UFC gets to quickly market on the news story with a fight, and they get to buck their reputation as a struggling MMA factory that has been cranking out pay-per view events regardless of their quality as of late.
The CM Punk-Cathal Pendred fight could be a bloodbath, but it could also restore the UFCs reputation.