Taz Speculates That WWE Was Involved With CM Punk - UFC Announcement, Power Ranger Baiting Punk

- Taz posted the audio above talking about CM Punk signing with the UFC. It should be noted that it is not the first episode of his new podcast, Human Podcast Machine, which drops on January 7th. During the podcast, Taz talks about the timing with CM Punk's shoot interview with Colt Cabana, Vince McMahon appearing on Steve Austin's podcast and UFC announcing that they signed CM Punk. Taz speculates that given the timeline, perhaps WWE was involved with the UFC announcement. It's an interesting listen, you can check it out in the audio above.

- The list of would-be fighters who want to face CM Punk for his UFC debut continues to grow. As noted earlier, MMA fighter Jason David Frank, better known as the Green Power Ranger, has been challenging Punk to an MMA fight for years and immediately called him out on his Facebook page following the Punk - UFC announcement. FOX Sports has an article about Frank's challenge here.

"Jason's actually been kind of toying with the idea of fighting CM Punk for over a year now," Frank's manager Brian Butler from Suckerpunch Entertainment told FOX Sports on Sunday. "They toured together on the Wizard World conventions and they were doing appearances together and the fans were kind of talking about it and it got some buzz about a year ago. It never really died down, but with the announcement it flared back up.

"I got a text message from Jason right away saying 'he wants to fight at middleweight, too, I'd love to do it, he got away from me' just kind of joking around. But actually it makes a lot of sense."

- IGN has an article about Frank wanting to fight Punk here, while Tech Times has a story about it at this link.

Michael Ferro and Mike Rotgers contributed to this article.

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