CM Punk may find out his first UFC opponent in February

UFC President Dana White confirmed in an appearance on TSN’s “Off the Record” this week that he is bringing in welterweight newcomer Mickey Gall (1-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to face another newcomer Michael Jackson at UFC 196 on 2/6 live in Las Vegas.

Gall, who appeared on an episode of White’s new YouTube reality series “Lookin’ For A Fight”, will earn a shot to face Phil “CM Punk” Brooks in his UFC debut if he wins the fight.

“I’m bringing in Mickey Gall in and he’s going to fight a guy named Michael Jackson. They’re going to fight on the prelims on Feb. 6 on fight pass. If he wins that fight, Mickey Gall will fight CM Punk. CM Punk will be there to watch. He’s holding a lottery ticket with really good odds of winning the lottery right now. Like you said, he’s got ot get through this fight and it’s going to be a life changer for this kid.”

MMAJunkie: Mickey Gall faces Michael Jackson at UFC 196, will receive fight with CM Punk with win