UFC 203 Results: Mickey Gall Mauls CM Punk, Submits Him in the first round
<p>CM Punk made his MMA debut against a 2-0 Mickey Gall in the third fight on the UFC 203 main card.</p>
<p>At the opening bell, Punk quickly advanced to the center of the cage and was swept up immediately by a double-leg takedown from Gall. Gall landed some hard ground and pound from Punk’s guard before passing and advancing to side control and eventually to full mount. He continued landing hard shots on Punk and attempted to get a hold of his neck a couple times until he was able to take Punk’s back and sink in a deep rear-naked choke for a tap at 2:14 of round one.</p>
<p>Gall was gracious in victory, making sure to praise CM Punk in his post-fight speech. “I see a lot of hate for [CM Punk] online. F-ck the hate. Let’s all love each other,” he said. He quickly switched his tone and called out Sage Northcutt saying he would “pull the spikes out of his hair.”</p>
<p>Despite getting submitted quickly in the first round, Punk gave a motivational post-fight speech in his interview with Roga. “In life, you go big or you go home. I just love challenges. I will be back, this is the most fun I’ve ever had,” he said. “Believe in yourself. Sometimes the outcome isn’t always what you desire it to be but true failure is not trying at all,” he continued.</p>
<p>Gall is now 3-0 as a professional with two of his wins being in the UFC.</p>
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Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.