Former WWE Champion C.M. Punk's first opponent in the UFC is now confirmed: Mickey Gall.
The 24-year-old steamrolled through Mike Jackson Saturday on the Fight Pass portion of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, submitting Jackson in just 45 seconds and taking no damage in the process.
During his post-fight promo, Gall said he was still just thinking about one man, saying "I'm hungry...feed me CM Punk!" Punk then got in the cage, shook hands with Gall, and the two had a conversation. Punk didn't get on the mic, which was odd, but did square off with Gall.
Punk then did an interview with Ariel Helwani in the back and didn't add much, other than that he was excited but still doesn't know a date. He said he'd like to do UFC 200, but that it wasn't up to him. He did reveal that AJ Lee is writing a book.
Dana White was at cageside for the fight and also did an interview with Helwani backstage. He put over Gall quite a bit and discussed how he'd deal with the pressure. White said they'll announce something soon, alluding to June and saying that everyone wants to be on UFC 200 in July.
The 37-year-old Punk (real name Phil Brooks) has had quite a week already with media as an interview with Complex went sour quite quickly and has been covered by several outlets already.