Ever since his lone defeat, the controversy has raged on about how good Michael Page actually is. To be clear, he’s one in all Bellator’s high welterweights presently No. 2 within the promotion’s rankings. However MVP already is aware of he needs to in the end check himself at what’s thought-about the very best stage of blended martial arts – the UFC.
“one hundred pc,” Web page advised Michael Bisping on the “Consider You Me” podcast (through MyMMANews). “If I’m being trustworthy, after I first began, the one cause I began was to go to the UFC. That was the largest factor, and it’s clearly nonetheless one of many largest reveals. Clearly, there’s a whole lot of reveals popping up, however usually, particularly after I began, anyone that was moving into MMA, their purpose was to get to the UFC, and the vast majority of persons are nonetheless the identical.”
In 2019, followers and media alike contemplated the intrigue of a cross-promotional matchup between Web page and Israel Adesanya, the UFC’s middleweight champion, given their placing kinds. That speak cooled down, although, after Web page and Paul Daley placed on a lackluster combat (a decision won by Page) in what was anticipated to be fireworks. Then any speak of Web page vs. any top-ranked opponent went silent after he was knocked out cold by Douglas Lima in Might 2019.
Previous to that, Web page (19-1 MMA, 15-1 BMMA) opened his MMA profession at 14-0, a run that consisted of dazzling knockouts towards principally unknowns and the Daley win. Since shedding to Lima, Web page has run off 5 consecutive victories, however his stage of competitors once more has come into question.
Web page most lately gained by doctor-stoppage TKO after breaking Derek Anderson’s nose with a kick earlier this month at Bellator 258. He stated afterward that he anticipated to proceed being doubted due to perceived “can” opponents.
Regardless, Web page has his immediate sights set on avenging his loss to Lima and claiming the Bellator welterweight title. Trying slightly additional, although, he hopes the UFC awaits.
“Sure, I get pleasure from Bellator, and I get pleasure from the place I’m at, and I get pleasure from my success up to now. However I undoubtedly really feel like I would like to the touch the UFC in some unspecified time in the future and simply check myself there, as properly,” Web page stated. “There are some nice matches to be remodeled there, so I undoubtedly suppose sooner or later, I don’t know when, clearly I’m contracted to being in Bellator, and I’ve received some targets I received to attain there, as properly, and I really feel like I’m near doing that. However till then, I undoubtedly nonetheless see myself going (to the UFC).”