During an interview with Sports Illustrated, John “Doomsday” Howard explained why he wants to fight former WWE Champion CM Punk in a UFC bout.
“Phil Brooks got a pass to the UFC because of his notoriety. Maybe he is a legit caliber UFC fighter, but I want to be the guy he fights to prove he belongs in the UFC. I’m smaller than him. He’s a middleweight and I’m a welterweight, but I’ll come up in weight. If he whips my butt, I’ll eat my words–but let’s see him prove it against me.”
As reported CM Punk is expected to fight sometime in 2016 against an unknown opponent at this time.