Mickey Gall already has his next opponent picked out, and plans to call him out after he 'kills' CM Punk at UFC 203.
Getting ready for the biggest fight in his career, Gall has been forced to prepare to fight CM Punk with no footage to study, since CM Punk has no professional or amateur fights under his belt. However, the 24-year-old Gall is not worried about that.
"I've seen the show, I've seen the little clips, but it doesn't really matter," Gall told a group or reporters in a pre-fight scrum. "I'm going to go in there and do what I do. I'm not worried about my next opponent. I wasn't worried about what Michael Jackson was going to do. I'm going to go in there and do me."
The only footage that Gall had of his opponent was a TV show that aired on Fox Sports 1 about CM Punk's transition to MMA, and build up to Saturday's UFC 203. Gall found the editing a bit biased in order to make him look like the bad guy.
"It's funny they filmed with me, and they cut out a lot of shit to not make me look too nice, but it's cool," Gall said. "Him and his girlfriend seem nice. The show was fun."
Even though Gall finds CM Punk to be a nice guy, and has nothing against him, the New Jersey fighter will not show any sympathy toward the former WWE star come Saturday night.
"No, heck no," Gall said. "Within the rule set, I'm going to go in there and kill him. Like you said, high risk, high reward. There is a lot past him, so I've got to kill him. That's what's going to happen."
If victorious against CM Punk, Gall will likely get some microphone time, as most UFC fighters do when fighting on a pay-per-view main card. Gall already has an opponent in mind for his next bout, and plans on calling him out instead of giving the generic, 'I'll fight whoever the UFC wants to give me' type answer.
"I'll probably have a name in my mouth," Gall said. "I'm not going to say it yet, but yeah, it got me to the dance, so I'll keep dancing with that, you know. I think when you're on the mic, you should make the most of that. They ask you who you want and I'm not going to say whoever the UFC wants to give me. I'm going to have a person, obviously a person I want to fight, you know. I think it'll be fun."