Prior to Mickey Gall’s UFC 203 scrap with CM Punk, it was revealed that UFC President Dana White had blocked Gall’s walkout song. The song in question? ‘Mickey’ by Toni Basil.
While Gall stood backstage just moments before his walkout, he was shocked when his walkout song started playing:
“Oh Mickey, you’re so fine
You’re so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey,
Gall went out and dominated Punk, earning himself a 1st round submission win after landing some major ground and pound shots.
Gall recalled the dispute over his walkout song during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour:
“Then I started hearing the beginning of that song,” Gall said. “I looked at them like, ‘Did they switch it? Is this me? Am I going now?’ And then they’re like, ‘Yep, we’re rolling, let’s go.’ So I found out right there when everyone else did.”
Prior to UFC 203 however, UFC President Dana White revealed to Gall at the weigh-ins that he was feeling the backlash of blocking Gall’s walkout song:
“Dana told me, ‘Hey dude, I’m getting f*cking abused online for this ‘Hey Mickey’ stuff,'” Gall said. “I think the people online, it shows you guys are heard. We’ve got a voice out there.”
Following the win, Gall called for a fight against 8-1 Sage Northcutt, who is also an alum of Dana White’s “Lookin’ For A Fight” series. Unfortunately however, Northcutt is dealing with a staph infection, and will be unable to fight Gall at UFC 205 in New York.