UFC 235 features a matchup between the young Mickey Gall and the seasoned veteran Diego Sanchez, and that experience gap has Gall excited.
Las Vegas, NV — Mickey Gall has been in the spotlight for the entirety of his UFC career. Being involved with CM Punk’s MMA debut made him a household name with just a 1-0 MMA record, then a win over Sage Northcutt proved he was here to stay. At UFC 235, he faces future Hall of Famer Diego Sanchez looking to start another win streak.
“He’s a legend,” Gall told Cageside Press at the UFC 235 Media Day. “He won the first Ultimate Fighter – not going to win Saturday. I’m going to win Saturday.”
After three high-profile bouts to start his Octagon career, Gall was then treated like a middle-of-the-pack fighter at welterweight, facing Randy Brown and George Sullivan. So when the prospect of fighting a big name like Diego Sanchez was discussed, Gall jumped all over it.
“It came about because Sean Shelby floated me that name like a year ago. And when he put that name in my head, I was like, of course. F-yeah, bro. I was like f*ck yeah. Please, please give me that fight. I love that.”
Gall went onto explain that his interest stems from both Sanchez’s fighting style, which is universally loved due to his brawling tendencies, and his status as a legend. Sanchez was the first-ever fighter to be crowned The Ultimate Fighter way back in 2005. For proper context, Gall was just 13-years-old when that occurred.
As for the fight itself, the plan for Mickey Gall against Diego Sanchez is simple.
“We’re definitely going to punch each other in the face.”
Mickey Gall faces Diego Sanchez at UFC 235 this Saturday, March 2, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.