Gall made the call out while White was in attendance for a submission win he scored at a Dead Serious event in November. The UFC boss man relayed that he was interested in Gall’s proposition, and on the latest edition of TSN’s “On The Record”, White said this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I’m bringing Mickey Gall in, and he’s going to fight a kid named Michael Jackson,” White said. “They’re going to fight on the prelims, on February 6th on Fight Pass, and if he wins that fight, Mickey Gall will fight CM Punk. And CM Punk will be there at the fight to watch.”
So there you go. White has reportedly also announced since that if Jackson wins, he will not advance to take on Punk.
There has been no firm timeline set for when Punk will make his UFC debut, but the former pro-wrestler is expected to make it sometime in the first half of 2016.