Mickey Gall and Mike Perry will co-headline this Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 12. The former hasn’t competed since UFC on ESPN: Covington vs Lawler last August. He beat Salim Touahri by unanimous decision and will be eager to prove a point by making it two on the bounce. A win will also force ‘Platinum’ to eat his words where he labeled Gall “a weak a** opponent” soon after the Welterweight clash became official.
Mickey Gall says he is a Mike Perry fan
In an interview with MMA Fighting, Gall spoke about his next opponent. Here he revealed he likes watching ‘Platinum’, by saying, “I’m a low-key Mike Perry fan. The dude’s fun, he’s exciting, violent. He’s a savage.”
Now, Gall praised himself and tweaked his earlier words into a troll on Mike Perry. He said, “But I’m a killer. I think it’s one of the dumbest fighters versus one of the smartest.”
He says so despite having a lesser experience, which is a fact he acknowledges. Furthermore, Gall promises to showcase even more moves to secure the win. “I may be the one with less experience, but I’m a smart kid and I’m athletic as hell. I’ve got a lot of kill moves that I’m going to put on display. I think Perry’s going to be a good win for me.”
Next, Gall highlights his strengths, which undoubtedly is his grappling. In 8 professional fights, he has claimed 5/6 wins by submission. On the other side, ‘Platinum’ has never won a fight by tapping his opponent. However, he possesses a KO threat with 11/13 wins coming in that fashion.
“If we’re looking at the biggest gap in each other’s skill set, it’s probably going to be my grappling. I think it’s head and shoulders above his. But it’s a fight. I’m going to be in there, I’m going to crack him and if the takedown comes, the takedown comes. I’m just going to be me.”
Despite having double-digit KOs to his name, ‘Platinum’ hasn’t been able to secure one since beating Alex Reyes in that fashion in 2017. He has lost 5 of his last 7 fights since then and will be desperate to turn his career around.
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