Las Vegas, NV — It wouldn’t be a Mickey Gall fight week if there weren’t a call-out, and it was a good one.
Gall got back into the win column against Jordan Williams at UFC Vegas 32, locking up his sixth rear-naked choke victory, the fifth in the UFC. But, while he got the submission win, it was his stand-up that set everything up. He clocked Williams with an uppercut that rocked him, and he was on recovery street until the fight was over.
His stand-up was something Gall worked on as he prepared for Williams.
“Oh yeah, we worked [on my hands] a lot. I was getting punched in the face by Matt Brown and LJ Reboli a bunch, so it brought me confidence,” Gall told Cageside Press during his post-fight interview. “I got hit by him a couple of times, and you know, Jordan Williams has hard, heavy hands. He is a strong guy, fought up a weight class, and when he touched me, I was like, mmmm, that ain’t going to do it. I knew I could stand in there and swing with him, and he was going to go down before me.”
Gall was very close to his first knockout win but ended up grabbing a submission.
“I don’t care how I do it; I just want to win. I just want to win. I’m addicted to winning. I’ve been jonesing for it; it’s been a minute, so I’m just happy to be back in the winner’s circle, Gall said.
As for what’s next, he had a name on the tip of his tongue like he usually does.
“I just saw Sean Shelby in the hallway, and there’s space, so hopefully, get on MSG [Madison Square Garden], and I was supposed to fight Carlos Condit last year; I would like that. It would be an honor to fight him, Natural Born Killer. He is a legend. That would be fun,” Gall said.
Watch the full UFC Vegas 32 post-fight press conference with Mickey Gall above.