After his second high-profile loss in the Octagon last night, Dana White appears to have called time on former WWE star CM Punk's UFC future.
Punk was outclassed by Mike Jackson at UFC 255, with the judges awarding a unanimous decision to the latter. Speaking in the post-show press conference, UFC honcho White said:
"It should be a wrap. The guy's 39 years old. I love the guy - he's the nicest guy in the world. We gave him two shots, and he had a lot of heart tonight in this fight. And yeah, I think he should call it a wrap."
White took a similar position following Punk's debut annihilation at the hands of Mickey Gall just over two years ago. With the latest defeat dealing another damaging blow to the ex-wrestler's drawing power, there's every chance the UFC impresario is being sincere this time.
Punk was taken to hospital for a facial CT scan after his loss, and as a result missed the press conference. He later Tweeted:
White's compliments did not extend to Punk's conqueror Jackson, who he called a "goofball" and a "complete f*cking idiot" for appearing to toy with his bested opponent. Crikey.