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How Long Will the UFC Keep Mickey Gall?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by MMAProfessional, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. MMAProfessional Golden Belt

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    He was a flash in the pan IMO. I think Dana saw something in him but he's proven not to be ready for the UFC. He was pretty green and given Randy Brown early. I don't think the idea was for him to lose that fight either it was to build him up. Gets a loss then gets a build up fight then Diego was sent in to build his name again and he got dominated. Was then given someone 0-2 in the UFC to get back on track.

    I think for the Perry fight the roles were reversed and the UFC wanted to give Perry a fighter who people knew but he should be able to get an easy win. I think they need to release him down to one of the lower leagues (don't they own LFA or something?) I thought he might have had something when he dominated Sage but Sage was in a similar place of being built up but not that great.
     
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  2. BigBadBruins Purple Belt

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    Dana saw the potential in him to lose to CM Punk

    The is the whole reason he is in the UFC
     
  3. Hellowhosthat Red Belt

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    They don't own LFA no, but it's very much a feeder league. I think Gall gets about $50k a fight, which LFA wouldn't come close to. If he left and wanted somewhere around the same money it'd have to be PFL or Bellator.

    I don't think they'll cut him after that fight, he looked better than he had done in any of his other fights imo, he was just in there with a guy who's probably top 25 in the world.
     
  4. crodor3 Purple Belt

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    why cut him? I mean he isn't champion material but there are plenty of guys he can beat in the UFC--
     
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  5. Hellowhosthat Red Belt

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    Probably not that many to be honest, the only guys he's beaten are no longer in the UFC.
     
  6. Psychedelic Silver Belt

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    Mickey Gall is the UFC keeper. Any fighter who can't beat Mickey Gall should be cut from the UFC.
     
  7. JustBleed69 Touch-Butt Black Belt Yellow Card

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    His biggest problems seem to be strength and conditioning. Looks like he cuts too much weight and is in general very very weak.
    As an arm-chair coach, I would like to see him take a year to work heavily on those issues, bump to 185, and work on his grappling / wrestling a ton.
    He's got a big frame, he's just so frail it seems.
     
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  8. Kumason MMA freak!

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    First two posts says it all. TS, how could you say you think Dana saw potential in him? He was brought in for CM Punk and that's it.


     
  9. MichaelT Blue Belt

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    There's no need to cut him, he seems to be the guy you use to test newcomers or for gimmick fights. I kinda like how even though he's obviously never gonna make it big, he's still trying his best and is game against more experienced opponents.
     
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  10. Sakurabaism Brown Belt

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    I still believe in Mickey. He's a late bloomer.
     
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  11. AtaTheCrow Immortal

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    Dana plans Gall to be 2.0 Conrad's next victim
     
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  12. felmmando Red Belt

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    It didn't seem that easy to me. He took substantial damage and lost a round.
     
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  13. josp1 Blue Belt

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    doesn’t he fight at 170 already
     
  14. machidafan99 Silver Belt

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    He has a Jerzy fan base. They might keep him for years.
     
  15. chinarice Steel Belt

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    I think if you lose to Diego Sanchez at this stage of Diego' s career, you have no business in the UFC.
     
  16. capnlarge Silver Belt

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    Got grapplefucked by Mike Perry. Lost to a guy with no corner.

    I'd cut him
     
  17. undisputedgoat Green Belt

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    Mickey Gall needs to work on his walkout song imo
     
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  18. Uber_Noober Silver Belt

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    He’s the men’s version of Jessica Eye, he ain’t going anywhere
     
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  19. Bork Neslar Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Why so worried
     
  20. Herwald Brown Belt

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    They've invested too much in him to just let him go to another promotion. If he trails 4-0 or something, then I think they'd consider it. But even then he could crank out one more if he went to LW.

    Vick vs Gall is the fight to make right now.
     

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