CM Punk hasn’t had a UFC fight in over three years, and his record might have improved a little bit.
MMA Junkie reports that CM Punk’s unanimous decision loss to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 was overturned. It is now ruled a no-contest. This information was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and it was later confirmed by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
The change in this decision of that June 2018 fight does not mean that CM Punk has a win in the UFC, but that loss is now a no-contest. This stems from Jackson testing positive for marijuana on fight night. According to the obtained documentation, it was said that Jackson tested positive for “tetrahydrocannabinol due to marijuana,”
Jackson’s win was overturned and he was suspended three months. Any other disciplinary action or fines is unknown at this time. Fighters were notified about the strict marijuana protocol vie a meme weeks prior to the event. They knew that a test was going to happen, but Jackson popped dirty on fight night.
“Because of Illinois’ no tolerance policy for marijuana, we recommend that marijuana use be discontinued for anyone participating on the UFC 225 card between now and the event,” the memo reportedly read.
Mike Jackson nor CM Punk have commented about this situation at this time. We will have to see if they do. Punk and Jackson have not fought in quite a while. Jackson is on the UFC roster, but he hasn’t fought since UFC 225. CM Punk is very visible, but he sticks to mostly acting now and he has commentated for the Cage Fury Fighting Championships on UFC Fight Pass.
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