https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/696137284480057345?lang=en-gb There has been an awful lot of interest in who CM Punk will be fighting for his UFC debut, more so perhaps than with any other debuting UFC combatant. It's in part his high profile, and in part the fact that he has zero professional fights. With no experience, who do you pair him up against? Though the original word from the UFC was that it would be a recognizable name, and former UFC contender Chael Sonnen backed that up, fanning the flames, in the end, promotion president Dana White came out and said it would likely be a 1-0, 2-0 sort of fighter - and that's exactly what we're getting with Mickey Gall. The pairing was made official last night as Gall was victorious in his UFC debut. Who is Gall, what does he bring to the cage, and why was he the man chosen to fight Punk, the strangest UFC signing in years? Those are the questions many would like answers to, so we'll do our best to fill in the blanks. Here are ten things we know about the man CM Punk will be squaring off with soon, Mickey Gall.
Covering the sport of MMA from Ontario, Canada, Jay Anderson has been writing for various publications covering sports, technology, and pop culture since 2001. Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College under the Ontario Management Development Program. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.