This past month, Jackson told MMAjunkie Radio that he’d gotten a hint from a UFC matchmaker that he’d be fighting Punk, whom he’s repeatedly called out. Mike Jackson For more on UFC 225, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.“I’m close personal friends with several guys at the top of the UFC, including one of the matchmakers, Mick Maynard,” Jackson said. Yoel Romero – for middleweight title Carla Esparza vs. Rumours suggest the UFC star will make an appearance at All In, an independent wrestling super show presented by The Young Bucks and Cody Rhodes, which will be staged on September 1 in Punk’s hometown of Chicago.Punk's reign is the longest during the time it was called 'WWE Championship' while Hogan's is the longest during the time it was called 'WWF Championship' (narrowly eclipsing Backlund's second reign).Sammartino's reign occurred when it was called 'NWA Championship' and his second reign made him the longest-reigning in the 'WWWF Championship' as well (narrowly eclipsing Morales).Punk is officially recognized as having the sixth-longest championship reign of all time.
Unlike his friends, Punk genuinely wanted to be a wrestler and saw it as more than simple fun.
In professional wrestling, Punk is a seven-time World Champion, having held the ROH World Championship and ECW Championship once each, WWE's World Heavyweight Championship three times, and the WWE Championship twice.
He has also won the World Tag Team Championship (with Kofi Kingston) and the WWE Intercontinental Championship, making him the 19th WWE Triple Crown Champion and the fastest man in WWE history to achieve this record at 203 days.
The ex-WWE Champion suffered a miserable debut at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall where he tapped out in the first round.
He is one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of the game having beaten some of the biggest legends like John Cena, Undertaker and Daniel Bryan.