Photos by William McKee, Podcast by SFLC Podcast, Information on Mickey Gall provided by Ronnie Lavigne
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Also, if you watched the trailer for Dana White: Looking For a Fight, you heard a man call out Phil “CM Punk” Brooks,his name is Mickey Gall(@mickeygall), and as Martin reported on Foxsports.com yesterday, White is “interested” in making this fight happen! We bring Mickey on to have a Quasi UFC Press Conference with Damon Martin!
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So Who Is Mickey Gall?
Below is a brief interview conducted by Ronnie Lavigne, training partner of Mickey Gall. (Different than the above audio).
Q: Where are you from, and which teams are you affiliated with?
A: “I’m from Greenbrook, New Jersey. My teams are Gracie New Jersey, Miller Brothers MMA, and American Top Team Allentown.”
Q: When did you start training?
A: “I started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when I was 16 years old under Professor David Adiv at Gracie New Jersey. I began training at AMA Fight Club a little while afterwards and that’s when my MMA game really began to take off.”
Q: Where did you attend college and what type of degree did you earn?
A: “I graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications.”
Q: How tall are you? What weight do you walk around at?
A: “I’m 6’2” and I walk around at 185-195 lbs.”
Q: Who is your strength and conditioning coach?
A: “Strength and Conditioning is with Billy Dee Williams. He’s been a mentor, big brother type to me throughout my career and he’s been getting me strong as heck.”
Q: What is an average day in the life of Mickey Gall like?
A: “I sleep till around 11:00 a.m. because I’m a child and I go to sleep late. I practice two to three times a day. I do something, you know, in the morning which is like 1:00 p.m. for me. Then I’ll do something either in the afternoon and at night or just at night. I try to eat well and relax when I can between sessions as well. Two or three practices, five days a week, especially during training camp.”
Q: Outside of MMA, what kind of hobbies do you have?
A: “MMA is definitely my main focus. It’s kind of sad, I don’t really have any other hobbies. I have three little sisters, the youngest two are one and three years old. As much as I can I just hug them and love them like all day. I play with them so much, it’s extremely relaxing to me, I just love it. I never expected having such younger siblings but it’s a really fun relationship for me.”
Q: What is your motivation when it comes to fighting?
A: “I try to get motivation everywhere. For myself, I want to fulfill my potential. My younger sister Jamie is my biggest fan, and my two baby sisters love me but they don’t really understand MMA, obviously. I love all of my family, friends, and all of those that support me. A lot of my motivation comes straight from them.”
Q: What is your end goal when it comes to fighting?
A: “UFC Champion. As far as MMA goes, I’d like to be the best of all time. It would be cool to be regarded as that. I just want to reach my full potential, I want to do everything I can. I feel as if I’m capable of that, to be the greatest of all time.”
Q: If you were the UFC brass for a day, how do you book yourself versus CM Punk?
A: “UFC 200 in Vegas, I think it’s July 9th or something. Main card, as deep as I can get. Honestly, you can bury it in the prelims as long as I get to fight CM Punk.”
Q: Say you defeat CM Punk, how do you go on from there?
A: “I beat CM Punk, very decisively. I go to 155 lbs. and I pray to God that I get to fight Sage Northcutt. Then I’m 3-0. Sage has done some things, then I take him out and I think within a year or two I can be fighting for the UFC Championship.”
Q: Why do you deserve to fight CM Punk?
A: “I’m a good dude and I want to have some fun in there. Let’s have some fun, CM Punk.”