UFC prospect Mickey Gall may be the least experienced fighter on the UFC roster, however the young prospect quickly made a name for himself in 2016 when he picked up three straight submission wins.
Gall was initially brought into the UFC to fight former WWE champion CM Punk in Punk’s highly anticipated UFC debut, however after a back injury delayed Punk’s UFC debut, Gall fought Mike Jackson in his UFC debut, where he picked up a 45 second submission win over Jackson.
In his next fight, Gall fought CM Punk at UFC 203, who he defeated via submission in just over two minutes. Prior to the fight however, reports began to emerge that Gall has sustained a severe eyebrow cut in training in the weeks prior to the fight.
Now, Gall has released the photo, and story, of his infamous cut on social media!
#SecretTime ! I got this cut 3 WEEKS BEFORE fighting CM Punk… Accidental head butt in practice, 21 STITCHES… Doc said I can't fight for 6 MONTHS (yeah right). He said if eye gets TOUCHED within 6 months it'll reopen. So I keep it a SECRET. I end up fighting TWICE in 4 MONTHS. Get GRAZED in second fight. 8 MORE stitches. 2 superstars whooped, 1 born… Worth it
As Gall mentioned, he fought twice over the course of the 6 month period in which his eyebrow was still healing, defeating CM Punk at UFC 203, and then returning to the Octagon once again nearly three months later, where he picked up a 2nd round submission win over fellow ‘Lookin For A Fight’ alum Sage Northcutt.
So far, no word yet on when Gall will be returning to the Octagon, however the young prospect has made it known that he has no doubt about the fact that he can compete with the best of the best in the UFC.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 4/26/2017.