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Monday, Feb 15, 2016

Mike Jackson’s Predicting Mickey Gall Will Finish CM Punk in Opening Round

Gall (left) and Punk (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

After facing Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night 82, and losing by submission, Mike Jackson is predicting that the welterweight will finish CM Punk inside of one round.

Gall was booked to fight Jackson at the February 6th event, after he called out Punk during the recording of Dana White’s “Lookin’ for a Fight” program. The UFC President promised Gall that if he defeated Jackson, he would be the first man to face the former pro-wrestler.

Recently Jackson appeared on “The MMA Hour”, and when asked for his take on Gall – Punk, he stated (quote via MMA Fighting.com):

“I think Mickey takes him out in the first round. I think it’s a first-round finish for Mickey. Look, Phil [Brooks], he can train with these guys for as long as possible. The wear and tear he’s had on his body from professional wrestling, I just don’t see him advancing. There are people like BJ Penn who’s coming out who received their black belt in three years, things like that. I don’t see him as being that type of athlete and definitely doesn’t have that type of fighter IQ…”

Punk recently underwent back surgery and as a result his bout with Gall has been pushed back, and there is no date for the fight.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:49 am
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