On his appearance on TSN’s “Off The Record with Michael Landsberg” on Wednesday, UFC President Dana White revealed exactly when, and more than likely who, CM Punk’s first opponent will be inside the Octagon.
White announced that after winning his pro MMA debut and calling out Punk after the fight in a scene that aired on the UFC President’s new reality show, Mickey Gall has signed with the UFC and will debut in a preliminary bout at the UFC 196 pay-per-view in February. If Gall wins the fight, he will officially become the opponent for Punk’s UFC fighting debut, which is as things stand now is still scheduled to happen at some point this year.
You can watch Dana White’s appearance on TSN’s OTR, which includes the Punk announcement, above. To find out who Mickey Gall will be fighting at UFC 196, what CM Punk will be doing the night of the Gall-Jackson fight and when and on which show Punk will fight the winner, read our following update here: Update On UFC Deciding On Their Plans For CM Punk’s Octagon Debut This Year.
For the full story on who Mickey Gall is, the man who called out Punk on White’s new reality show, including the video of Gall making the official challenge, click here for a full breakdown.