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Texas Journalist Wins UFC Fight Against Retired Pro Wrestler

A Texas combat sports journalist won his second professional mixed martial arts fight at UFC 225 in Chicago on Saturday.

Mike "The Truth" Jackson, a welterweight MMA fighter and journalist, defeated retired professional wrestler CM Punk at UFC 225 in Chicago. Jackson and Punk, who were both 0-1 at the beginning of the event, started the pay-per-view card for the show, headlined by a title fight between Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero. Jackson won a decisive unanimous decision, receiving scores of 30-26 from all three judges. Jackson had previously lost his first UFC fight to Mickey Gall.

Following the event, UFC president Dana White said that he was not impressed with Mike Jackson's performance, saying that he does not foresee Jackson having a career with the UFC.

"Michael Jackson I’m not happy with," White said. "This guy was acting like a goofball tonight...I don’t know what that guy did for a living before we gave him the shot, but whatever it was, he needs to go back and do that again."

However, while White was not impressed with Jackson's performance, reports indicated that the Texan says that he hopes to fight Artem Lobov for the UFC in an upcoming fight.

Photo by Jackson Instagram

Photo by Jackson Instagram

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