CM Punk appeared on Mondays Anik and Florian podcast and said that his first UFC fight may get pushed back in 2016. Here is the quote:

“I’ve had zero talks with [UFC executives] Dana [White] or Lorenzo [Fertitta] or Joe Silva – anybody – about an opponent, about a date, I think a lot of people are antsy. They’re saying on Twitter, ‘Ah, you’re never going to fight.’ This was just announced in what? November? December? I’ve been training full-time for like six months,” he said. “As bad as I have the itch to get in there, like I said, I want to be as prepared as I possibly can be. I wouldn’t be upset if it got pushed into 2016. I’m also looking at the big picture; this isn’t a one-and-done thing for me. I’m not looking to fight just once, win, lose or draw,” Punk said. “This is something I’m training for, and I feel like it would be a super waste of time if I was just training for one fight or anything like that, if I wasn’t just making a career out of it. Getting beat up in the gym every day wouldn’t be worth it in the big picture.”