CM Punk Signs With CFFC As A Commentator
Former WWE champion and UFC fighter CM Punk has signed with Cage Fury Fighting Championships to be the color analyst for their first-ever event on UFC Fight Pass.
The event takes place at the Borgata Casino on December 14th and joins long time ESPN radio broadcaster Mike Gill, with CFFC commentator Brian Palakow providing analysis throughout the event.
“CM Punk’s knowledge and passion for MMA is incredible, and his charisma and personality make him a perfect fit for this role,” Rob Haydak, CFFC President, said. “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!”
“I can’t wait for this opportunity to call the CFFC fights on UFC Fight Pass,” CM Punk said. “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.”
“I’ve long been a fan of CM Punk and I’m looking forward to the chance to work with him on Dec. 14 at Borgata,” Gill, who hosts a drivetime show on 97.3 ESPN Radio in Atlantic City, said. “CFFC has a reputation for delivering action-packed cards with MMA’s most promising stars. This is a can’t-miss event.”
The December 14th card at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, will feature three title fights, featuring undefeated lightweight Cesar Balmaceda battling for the interim lightweight title, as well as a featherweight title defense as Pat Sabatini looks to retain against Da’Mon Blackshear and a CFFC bantamweight title fight between Alexander Keshtov and Nurbergen Sharipov.