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Sage Northcutt on Mickey Gall’s UFC foes: ‘It’s almost like fighting someone’s dad’

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This is about as close to trash talk as Sage Northcutt is going to get.

The top UFC prospect took some mild shots at Mickey Gall on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani on Monday. Northcutt has not been too impressed with Gall’s UFC opponents, CM Punk and Mike Jackson, since both came in without a pro MMA bout on their record.

“I think just him going in and fighting two guys that had no fights — I think they were both close to 40 years old, too — it’s almost like fighting someone’s dad that only trained very little for a fight,” Northcutt said. “It was definitely interesting if you think of it that way.”

CM Punk, 37, was making his MMA debut after training for the last year and a half at Roufusport following his run as a WWE headliner. Jackson, 31, better known as an MMA photographer and writer, had only pro kickboxing experience coming into the fight with Gall in February. Gall finished both men in the first round with rear-naked choke submissions, Punk at UFC 203 earlier this month.

“CM Punk, that was awesome for him to get out there and have the guts to go out there and fight,” Northcutt said. “Not everybody would do that. … That’s awesome for him. I think everybody kind of expected it to go the way it did.”

After beating Punk, Gall called out Northcutt, saying he wanted to fight him at UFC 205 in New York and making fun of the spikes in his hair. Gall also called Northcutt corny. “Super Sage” said he was watching, but was not offended by Gall’s words.

“He’s talking about my hair — he wants to punch the spikes out of my hair — and looking at that from his ….View full article

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