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Mickey Gall reveals a nasty cut he received three weeks prior to fight with CM Punk at UFC 203

UFC 203 Weigh-In Photos Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Micky Gall has been very transparent in his career in the UFC so far, in both calling out CM Punk and Sage Northcutt, and then defeating both.

Yet the 25-year-old New Jersey native isn’t always so forthcoming. In fact, on Wednesday Gall posted a secret on his Instagram account, which took place just three weeks ahead of his fight with CM Punk at UFC 203.

Namely, a nasty cut he received in his training camp, which doctors told him was bad enough to put him on the shelf for a few months.

#SecretTime! I got this cut 3 WEEKS BEFORE fighting CM Punk... Accidental head butt in practice, 21 STITCHES... Doc said I can't fight for 6 MONTHS (yeah right),” Gall wrote. “He said if eye gets TOUCHED within 6 months it'll reopen. So I keep it a SECRET. I end up fighting TWICE in 4 MONTHS. Get GRAZED in second fight. 8 MORE stitches. 2 superstars whooped, 1 born... Worth it.”

Gall last fought in December, when he scored a submission victory over Northcutt at UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento. All three of his UFC victories thus far — including his debut against Mike Jackson — have come via rear-naked choke.

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