After spoling CM Punk's mixed martial arts (MMA) debut last night (Sat., Sept. 10, 2016) in Cleveland, Ohio (see it), Mickey Gall took the opportunity to call out his next opponent; singling out fellow "Lookin' for a Fight" alum, Sage Northcutt.
And just as fast as the call out was made, it was accepted, as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White says the Northcutt camp contacted him immediately to accept the bout.
"Well, when he called him out, Sage's people texted me immediately and they want the fight," said White during a post-event interview for UFC on FOX. "So we'll see if that fight happens."
Of course, White has a policy to not book fights immediately after an event, so it may be a few days or weeks before we get the green light for this potential showdown. If and when it does get booked, it will be interesting to see in what weight division it goes down.
That's becasue Gall fights at Welterweight while Sage knocks heads in the Lightweight division. However, "Super" did compete at 170-pounds once before. But, it didn't wokr out too well for him, as he suffered his first loss to Bryan Barbarena at UFC on FOX 18 earlier this year.
Nevertheless, since both camps are open to the bout, there's really no reason not to book it, unless the UFC brass is hesitant to pit two young, up-and-coming contenders to fight one another so soon. As it stands, Sage is 3-1 inside the Octagon while Gall improved to 5-0 (2-0 UFC) with his win over Punk.
Can any of you think of any reason why this fight won't be made soon?
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