With his win over Jackson, Gall was named as the man to fight CM Punk at UFC 200. Punk seemed to be thrilled, even picking up journalist Ariel Helwani. Unfortunately, several days after the fight it was revealed that Punk had to undergo back surgery and would likely be unable to fight at UFC 200. Despite that, when Punk’s back is healed in 4-6 weeks he will fight Mickey Gall.
Gall spoke to MMAFighting to discuss why Punk should be scared.
“He [Punk] picked [journalist] Ariel [Helwani] up!” Gall said. “I don’t want to say I scared him. I think he should be scared. I’m sure when he saw what I did his stomach probably dropped a little bit. He got that feeling of, ‘Alright, this is going to happen. It’s real now.’
“From what he was saying, he was excited and stuff. I remember seeing interviews of him pumping his fist and being happy about it. He was probably putting it on a little bit, but I do believe he wants to fight and he’s going to fight me.”
Stay tuned to BJPenn.com for info regarding a date for Punk and Gall to fight.