After Bellator 200 win, Michael Page eyes return to boxing

Michael Page

Michael Page could not have been more impressive in his second-round stoppage win over David Rickels, which co-headlined Bellator 200 on Friday. It was a truly dominant display, during which Page unleashed plenty of his patented taunts and trash talk, and took almost nothing in the way of damage himself.

In the wake of this fight, the MMA community is once again calling for a fight between Page and his fellow British knockout artist Paul Daley. It’s a fight that the fans have wanted to see for years, but one that has not yet come to fruition.

While calls for a Page vs. Daley fight have reached a deafening new volume, however, it sounds like this fight will, as always, have to wait. Speaking on The MMA Hour on Tuesday, Page revealed that he hopes to compete in another boxing match before returning to the Bellator cage.

“I’m actually looking at a boxing fight, just to get one in as quickly as possible, so I’m hoping that goes ahead,” Page said (transcribed by Shaun Al-Shatti for MMA Fighting). “There’s still a few things we need to kind of sort out, and then straight back into MMA. I feel ridiculously fresh still, because if you saw in that fight, I didn’t get touched, and I’m not injured or anything from that fight as well. I’m good to go, man. I’m back in the gym already, I’m already working on the next moves and bettering myself, so I’m just looking forward to feeling the cage again and being in the ring again and just showing off, and showing off what I can do.”

Whatever the case, Page hopes to be back in the cage relatively soon, where he feels he’s in a league of his own.

“There’s nobody in the world who can do what I do in the cage, in terms of how many angles I hit, in terms of how can capture the crowd, the moves that I can pull off in the cage, the speed, my accuracy, the excitement. I think I put on a full show that nobody else can actually put on while they’re in the cage.”

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/30/2018.