As noted earlier, UFC President Dana White revealed that Ronda Rousey won't be fighting at UFC 200 because her upcoming Roadhouse movie has been pushed back. White appeared on Toucher & Rich and revealed that Punk probably won't be fighting at the event either.
"The CM Punk fight is probably going to be in June," White said. "UFC 199 is what I'm thinking."
As noted, White revealed that Punk would be facing UFC newcomer Mickey Gall (1-0), provided Gall wins his fight against fellow UFC newcomer Michael Jackson (0-0) on the UFC 196 prelims on February 6th.
"I actually just found [Punk's] opponent, a kid from Philly named Mickey Gall." White continued, "Mickey Gall is going to fight on February 6th on UFC Fight Pass prelims - the main event of that card is Cain Velasquez and [Fabricio] Werdum for the heavyweight title - and if Mickey Gall wins that fight, CM Punk will be there watching that fight and Mickey Gall will be his opponent."
White noted that Punk will have a "tough time" in the organization, given his lack of athletic credentials.
"You know the guy has never fought, he's just started training and, you know... this is a tough business to get into [laughs]," White said. "When Brock Lesnar came into the UFC, you know, he had a serious wrestling pedigree. And not just WWE wrestling, legit collegiate wrestling. CM Punk doesn't have any of that. It's going to be tough for him."
LeftHookLead contributed to this article.