Former WWE superstar CM Punk (0-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is all set for his UFC debut and he let Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) know it. Punk entered the UFC 203 weigh-ins all ready and fired up, played with the crowd and then refused to shake Gall’s hand just before their intense staredown.
In the video, Gall was not surprised with Punk’s gesture but somehow got pissed as he gave the pro-wrestling veteran a piece of his mind when he launched a verbal counter-attack. Punk just stared the whole time but when Gall walked away, he turned to the crowd, smiled and screamed.
According to a report published by Fox Sports, before Saturday night match, Punk made weight at 170 lbs earlier in the day with Gall coming in at 170.5 lbs. Before all the drama and intense face-offs, Punk and Gall have shown respect for each other while each giving predictions of victory come Saturday night. At the UFC 203 weigh-ins, however, Punk anted up the drama and met his opponent with a grimace on his face looking ready to fight.
The UFC 203 weigh-ins took place at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. This is the same venue for Saturday’s event and it will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Also during the weigh-ins, female fighters Beth Correia (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Jessica Eye (11-5 MMA, 1-4 UFC), who meet in the featured FS1 prelim, also got a little heated and tangled up during their face-off. After shoving Correia, Eye gave her opponent a clever smile.
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