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Morning Report: Mickey Gall on Sage Northcutt: 'I'm gonna bust him up, break his bones'

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Mickey Gall says he loves Sage Northcutt but plans to "put a beating on him."

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Mickey Gall plans on making it 2-for-2 against high-profile fighters.

In September at UFC 203, Gall was the welcoming committee for CM Punk in his UFC debut. Punk was a former WWE star who was being afforded the opportunity to try his hand at MMA on the sport's biggest stage. Gall had been selected to fight him after being discovered by Dana White on his web series "Lookin' For A Fight" and then submitting Mike Jackson in February. Punk's debut was short and anything but welcoming as Gall instantly took him down, beat Punk up, and finished the fight with a rear-naked choke.

After the fight, Gall took the massive stage and media opportunity to call out another "Lookin' For A Fight" discoveree, Sage Northcutt. Northcutt was on the pilot episode of White's web series and since then has received a concentrated marketing push from the UFC. Northcutt agreed to the fight and last week it was made official for UFC on Fox 22 on Dec. 17.

With the fight now certified official, Gall spoke with TMZ Sports recently about the match-up and what he plans to do against Northcutt.

"I'm gonna do a lot to him. I don't see this one being one round. I see this being longer than that and I'm gonna break his bones. I'm gonna hurt him bad. I'm gonna bust him up, break his bones, tear things. I'm gonna put a beating on him...His boxing sucks. His ground game is pretty bad. So there's holes on both sides. I know how I'm gonna fight him. It's gonna be bad for him. He's gonna feel like crap."

Not unlike Gall's last opponent CM Punk, Northcutt has caught the ire of several of his fellow fighters as well. While no one has anything bad to say about the young man personally, there has been a lot of unhappiness surrounding the large size of his contracted purses. For his last fight at UFC 200, Northcutt reportedly made $50,000 in show money and a $50,000 win bonus. In contrast, Gall made $15,000 plus $15,000 for his win over Punk. But Gall doesn't seem concerned by this and says he doesn't carry any ill will towards Northcutt, but just wants to fight him.

"I don't dislike him. I think he's very corny. I think he's like a silly boy. I don't know, I think he's kind of a dork but I don't hate him at all. I love him. I can't wait to fight him, can't wait to get my hands on him."

Of course, the most compelling part of this budding rivalry is the hair centered trash talk that has arisen from it. When Gall initially called out Northcutt he said he want "to punch the spikes out of his hair." Northcutt later responded that Gall's hair was similar to his own and that "maybe he should get some hair gel and style it or something." Gall then took the trash talk to its logical conclusion, suggesting a loser's hair leaves town bet on their fight. Though Northcutt never responded, Gall says the offer is still on the table.

"Heck yeah, why not? I put it out there. I didn't hear anything from him but hey, if I lose I'll cut my hair, but I ain't losing. You can see a bald blond boy."

At only 24 years old, Gall is already an accomplished grappler and looks to have a bright future in the sport. Should he defeat Northcutt in December, he will have put together quite the year for himself and one of the more peculiarly high profile debuts of any UFC fighter ever. Which is all just part of the plan for the young man from Green Brook, N.J.

"I'm gonna be a UFC champion. I don't know a timetable, those things are hard to say but eventually I'll be UFC champion."

Mickey Gall faces Sage Northcutt in a welterweight bout at UFC on Fox 22 on Dec. 17 in Sacramento, Calif.

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