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Mickey Gall doesn’t want to be known as ‘CM Punk guy’ after UFC 203

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It’s been a strange, short odyssey for Mickey Gall, the man who will welcome CM Punk to the Octagon at UFC 203 in September. In his first professional fight Gall was discovered by Dana White and his crew during while shooting an episode of Looking for a Fight at a show in Philadelphia. In a cunning move, Gall called out CM Punk — real name, Phil Brooks — after his victory, which raised White’s eyebrow and ultimately got him in the UFC.

In his second pro fight he took on Mike Jackson for the right to face CM Punk, with a grand total of one professional fight between them. He won via first round submission (via rear-naked choke) against the journalist-turned-fighter, and was confronted by Punk in the Octagon afterwards.

In his third pro fight, which takes place Sept. 10 in Cleveland, Ohio, Gall will finally get the chance to make CM Punk — the famous pro wrestler who is trying his hand at MMA on the grandest of stages — into his own personal showcase.

Not your everyday fighter trajectory, but Gall says he’s more than happy to have things go down just as they are. Then again, he doesn’t want to be just the “CM Punk guy.” He wants to use his high profile fight to make a name for himself in the sport.

“Yeah, I don’t want to be the CM Punk guy,” Gall said during an in-studio appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday. “The only reason I said his name [back in Nov. 2015] was to get my foot in the door. I got my foot in the door, I got the Jackson fight, I kind of kicked the door down, had a stomp around the living room with him and then now ….View full article

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