“I think it’s a ballsy move. I respect him, he’s made himself a superstar in professional wrestling,” Gall said. “He’s obviously a special guy. But I think he’s coming into MMA and against any MMA fighter he’s gonna be in trouble—but especially in trouble with me. I’m so excited man.”
“I’m gonna prepare for him like he’s the best fighter in the world, I’m gonna train my butt off, that’s how I always go into every fight. I think I’m gonna hit him and I’m gonna hurt him early.”
Gall has a record of 1-0, and calls out CM Punk on an upcoming episode of Dana White‘s YouTube series Looking For A Fight. If Gall is victorious at UFC 196, his next opponent will be Punk at either UFC 199 or UFC 200.