Mickey Gall: I Felt ‘Strong Obligation to Make an Example’ Out of CM Punk is what the 24-year old welterweight said in a recent MMA Hour interview. Gail also said he felt it was his duty to humiliate CM Punk at UFC 203 and to make an example of him. It was Punk’s, who is the former WWE champion, first MMA match. Gail’s goal was to show Punk that cage fighting is very different from professional wrestling. It is safe to say that Gail did just that. Gail dominated every second of the short-lived fight that ended with CM Punk tapping out.