Mike Jackson fought Mickey Gall at UFC Fight Night 82 for the right to fight former professional wrestler turned professional MMA fighter CM Punk, Jackson was submitted by Gall in less than a minute.
Gall would go onto defeat CM Punk at UFC 203, while Jackson hasn’t fought since that night, but that hasn’t stopped the winless fighter from wanting to fight Punk in a “Battle Of The Cans.”
“For someone who has zero fight experience to call me a can, that was probably the most offensive thing that I’ve heard throughout this entire ordeal,” Jackson said to MMA Junkie. “So, he wants to fight one more time at least, and I figure, throw me in there. They only have a little bit of promotional material, you don’t have to worry about looking for another fighter to fight CM Punk. I think he and I, we have enough history and a little bit of bad blood that we can just make the money fight right here, right now. Let’s see who the real can is here, and let’s make some money doing it.”
Punk hasn’t fought since the UFC 203 loss to Gall, but has been actively seeking out a second fight in the UFC. Jackson believes at it’s very least, a fight between himself and Punk would be a big money draw.
“You’re trying to make money, and that’s really the only reason we’re bringing this guy in in the first place, and it seems what’s best would be to allow me to fight him,” says Jackson.
Outside of being winless as a professional MMA fighter, Jackson is also winless as an amateur MMA fighter, losing to Nick Felder in his lone amateur fight.