Mickey Gall

Mickey Gall out of UFC’s Sept. 19 card after being injured in training camp

Mickey Gall is out of next weekend’s UFC event on Sept. 19. after suffering an injury in training camp. Gall was scheduled to fight Miguel Baeza in a welterweight bout.

Gall announced his withdrawal from the fight on Instagram and then confirmed the news to MyMMANews via text message.



“I want to let everyone know I will no longer be fighting on the 19th,” Gall wrote in his Instagram post. “I suffered an injury while training my ass off for this fight. I tried pushing through but had to make the tough decision after mri results. Apologies to my opponent Miguel Baeza I promise to honor the agreement at a later date. Big thanks to my team @ljreboli @david_adiv @therealdorianprice @defrancosgym @gracienjacademy @acw_coach @badger_gracienj @ogbillydee @jamiegall22 and many more we put in a lot of hard work this camp I’m very grateful for you all and can’t wait to do it again. I’m very optimistic, taking it in stride. This is part of the game. I’m meeting w top specialists to make sure we handle the injury properly and return to the octagon ASAP. Hopefully before the end of the year. Much love as always.”

Gall told MyMMANews that he’s in high spirits despite not being able to compete next weekend.

“It happens,” Gall said to MyMMANews in a text message. “I’m taking it in stride.”

The 28-year-old added that he’s hoping to avoid surgery.

Mickey Gall
<em><strong>NEWARK NJ AUGUST 03 R L Mickey Gall punches Salim Touahri of Poland in their welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on August 3 2019 in Newark New Jersey Photo by Josh HedgesZuffa LLCZuffa LLC via Getty Images<strong><em>

The New Jersey native accepted the fight on short notice on Aug. 28. Gall was hoping for a quick turnaround after falling to Mike Perry by unanimous decision on June 27.

The UFC has removed the Gall vs. Baeza bout from their event list on their website. A welterweight bout between former interim champion Colby Covington and former champion Tyron Woodley is set to headline the Sept. 19 event from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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