UFC 203 is less than two weeks away, and the tensions ahead of the event are heating up.
While Stipe Miocic defending the Heavyweight Championship against Alistair Overeem is rightly the main event of the evening, the fight that has most people talking is CM Punk making his UFC debut at the age of 37.
And Punk's opponent, the young upstart Mickey Gall, has come out with some fighting words ahead of their encounter next weekend.
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Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast that came out earlier today, Gall sent a warning to his rival.
"I have total respect for him and what's he accomplished," Gall said, starting out nicely. "He made himself a superstar in his field and in his sport. I respect his talent and his greatness, but now this is a different world."
"It's for real. It's ballsy to come in and fight at this level--it's ballsy to fight me. I absolutely respect it, but it's a different world."
"Every time he's been in a ring in front of a bunch of people, it's choreographed and it's a predetermined outcome," he added.
"This is me standing across from him and within the ruleset trying to kill him."
Watch out Punk.