Dana White Talks CM Punk Joining UFC, Non-Spoiler Match Preview For Tonight’s WWE Smackdown

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Dana White talks CM PunkWhite On CM Punk Joining UFC

During promotion for UFC 169 last night, Dana White talked CM Punk quitting WWE and whether he's talked to him about fighting for UFC at some point. Dana mentioned that he recently spent time with Punk in Chicago, but that Punk never said a word about leaving WWE or fighting for him. As far as CM Punk joining UFC in the future, White thinks it's a little late for him, but doesn't complete slam the possibility.

BJPenn.com posted the quotes from Dana White's talk of CM Punk: 

"He quit [the WWE]? Really? No, he hasn’t said a word to me [about fighting in the UFC]. He hasn't reached out to me. I was with him all night in Chicago, he never said a word about it. He just showed up. We talked about a lot of things, fighting was not one of them. I like him, he's a great guy. It's a little late to get into the game, but who knows if he can fight? I don't know. We'll see what happens, but I like him a lot. He's a nice guy."

The BJPenn.com has also posted the video of Dana White's pre-fight press conference where he talks CM Punk, You can watch it online HERE

WWE Smackdown Preview

The following matches were recorded for tonight's edition of WWE Smackdown:

- The Shield vs Rey Mysterio, Sheamus & Daniel Bryan

- Kofi Kingston vs Damien Sandow

- Christian vs Jack Swagger (Elimination Chamber qualifying match)

- Dolph Ziggler vs Antonio Cesaro (Elimination Chamber qualifying match)

- Road Dogg vs Cody Rhodes

- Fandango vs Xavier Woods

- Darren Young & Titus O'Neil vs Ryback & Curtis Axel

You can check out the official Smackdown Spoilers we posted earlier, plus be sure to catch WrestleZone's exclusive live coverage of tonight's show, beginning at 8/7c!

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