UFC 203 Results

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: Mickey Gall (top) attempts to submit Phil ÔCM PunkÕ Brooks in their welterweight bout during the UFC 203 event at Quicken Loans Arena on September 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

CM Punk had The Q rocking with his trademark walkout song “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour and put on quite a show before the fight actually started. Once that happened things went south for the debuting fighter as Mickey Gall scored a takedown in the opening seconds and then mauled Punk on the mat before submitting him by rear naked choke at 2:14 of the first round. Punk came charging out and Gall simply dropped for a double leg takedown and landed it. The rest of the fight was Gall maneuvering on the mat looking to sink in a submission. After the bout Gall used his big moment to call out Sage Northcutt.

CM Punk: “Yeah you know in life you go big or you go home. I just like to take challenges. It was a hell of a climb, I didn’t get to the summit tonight but it doesn’t mean I’m going to give up it doesn’t mean I’m going anywhere, it doesn’t mean I’m going to stop. I appreciate all the support from everybody. … Obviously Mickey’s a hell of a fighter. I will be back, believe it or not. This was the most fun I’ve had in my life, second best night of my life after marrying my wife. I know there’s a lot of doubters but listen, life’s about falling down and getting back up. Doesn’t matter how many time you get knocked down, get back up. … So if there’s any kid out there that’s told by a parent, or coach or teacher or somebody they look up to or somebody that’s supposed to push them and they’re told no, believe in yourself.”

via UFC.com