CM Punk will make his long-awaited debut at UFC 203 on Saturday.
The former WWE world heavyweight champion will complete his switch into MMA when he takes on Mickey Gall in Cleveland.
His arrival on a UFC card follows Conor McGregor’s decision win over Nate Diaz at 202 in Vegas on August 20.
Making the controversial switch from sports entertainment into true unarmed combat has meant that the limelight has largely been on wrestling superstar Punk and how he’ll cope with the change.
But his opponent Gall has also been involved in some controversy of his own during fight week.
In the build-up to Saturday’s showdown in Ohio the 24-year-old fighter, from New Jersey, has been told that his proposed walk-out song had been scrapped by UFC boss Dana White.
Gall had planned to make his way to the ring while Toni Basil’s 1981 hit Hey Mickey played around the arena.
But in the latest video blog instalment, Gall revealed White had refused to allow his choice of song to stand – because he wants something “harder”.
You can check out Gall’s claim and his reaction to the news at around 3.30 into the video below:
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