UFC on ESPN 12’s Mickey Gall Criticizes “Returning” to Perry: “I think Mike is probably an insecure guy”

Mickey Gall is entering one of the most high-profile matches of his career tomorrow night (Saturday, June 27, 2020) in the UFC on ESPN 12 live on ESPN / ESPN + from within the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada , as the welterweight fighter faces elimination artist Mike Perry in the main event.

After starting his UFC career with a 3-0 record, including his submission victory over CM Punk in 2016, Gall has alternated wins and losses in his last four appearances in the Octagon. To finally explode at 170 pounds, the New Jersey native must begin to take out recognizable enemies.

It all starts with Perry this weekend in the UFC on ESPN 12. It is a matchup in which Gall is extremely confident as he does not believe “Platinum” to be a rising fighter.

“I’m going to be prepared for the best Mike Perry, but if I really think about it, I think he’s been backing down,” Gall said during the UFC on ESPN 12 media day. “I know I’m improving a lot and I think he’s in a going down, but I’ve been training hard, I’m reaching its peak and I’m ready for the best Mike Perry ever. “

Gall, 28, has faced some promising young athletes in his career, such as Sage Northcutt and Randy Brown, but he doesn’t think Perry justifies the same cause for concern. This is because Gall does not see any evolution when he sees a tape in Perry. “Platinum” may have some of the best drilling powers in the division, but Gall doesn’t seem too impressed with anything else.

“In my movie studio you can see that (he is backing down),” Gall explained. “I think Mike is probably an insecure guy, he probably had a difficult life to come. I don’t know if he’s handling everything super well right now, but then again, who knows. I don’t even want to speculate too much because it doesn’t matter. I know the hand I got, I know what I bring to the table, and I am super, super confident. ”

While Gall has been linked to CM Punk for a good part of his UFC career, the rising welterweight prospect is ready to turn the page and enter the mix as a true 170-pound contender. Gall has hoped to have a matchup against Perry for a long time to demonstrate his divisional value, so it’s exciting to see the matchup finally materialize.

“Man, it was about time,” Gall said. “I mentioned this fight to Sean Shelby (UFC matchmaker) for over a year. We love the fight, we love the fight, and now that it has finally come to fruition, we are happy.

“We got to work because I had a feeling this was coming. I’ve been preparing, you can ask the people who said, “I bet I’ll fight this guy next year,” and I said that like a year ago. I am happy that it is happening and, as I said, I am a discreet fan of it. Bring it on and that’s exactly what I want. I know my hand, we almost know it, and I’m ready to put my hand down and let the chips roll. ”

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