After both were discovered on the UFC’s YouTube show ‘Looking for a Fight’ before signing for the promotion, Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall are set to clash before the end of the year.
Northcutt vs. Gall is official for UFC on Fox 22 in Sacramento, California, booked for December 17th.
It’s like Christmas has come early for Gall. Following his win over CM Punk last month, at UFC 203, the 24-year-old wasn’t shy about who he wanted next using the PPV platform and putting his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan to good use.
“People might think this is a gimmicky fight,” said Gall. “I’m not a gimmick, I’m not f**king going anywhere. It’s been crazy, there has been a lot of hate out there, not just in MMA but in the world. F**k the hate, man, we’re all going to be dead in 100 years… Next, I want Super Sage Northcutt. I hope they give me Sage. I think everyone wants to see that fight.”
Gall is off to a perfect 3-0 start to his professional MMA career and appears to have a keen eye on setting up future fights. He asked for the CM Punk fight on Looking for a Fight, got his wish and then followed up by asking for the Northcutt fight, which is now a reality.
Meanwhile, clean cut Northcutt, now 8-1, rebounded from his first professional loss earlier this year by defeating Enrique Martin via unanimous decision at the historic UFC 200 this past July. When he heard Gall wanted him next, he went on The MMA Hour and expressed how unimpressed he was with his record.
“His previous two fights in the UFC, he came in and fought two guys, which I’ve never seen happen before, that had an MMA record of nothing,” Northcutt offered. “They had no pro MMA record, no amateur MMA record. They had no fights at all.
“Him going in and fighting guys with no experience, both close to 40 years old, it’s like fighting someone’s dad that has trained very little for a fight.”
Following the announcement, Gall took to social media and promises to put on a show.
“I’m fighting Sage Dec 17 on Fox,” tweeted Gall. “Thank you for demanding this fight & making it happen. I will put on a violent performance of a lifetime.”