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Bellator 158 still hunting for ‘MVP’ opponent with Fernando Gonzalez out

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Bellator 158 “Kimbo vs. Thompson 2” comes to O2 Arena in London, England, on July 16, 2016. The headline fight is a heavyweight rematch between Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and James “The Colossus” Thompson, a bout Slice originally won in EliteXC back in 2008.

Bellator loaded up the card with promising fights featuring local favorites, including two welterweight contests pitting Paul “Semtex” Daley against Josh Koscheck and the flashy Michael “Venom” Page against Fernando Gonzalez.

The latter fight is now in limbo.

Bellator officials confirmed Gonzalez was unavailable but are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Page. The two were booked for Bellator 151 and that fight fell apart as well.

After that report circulated for a few hours online Gonzalez spoke to The MMA Report and decided to clear the air on why he’s not going to London.

“About a week or two ago, they just called me up and informed me that they were getting all of my paperwork together for my visa. Things in the past that had happened, but everything is expunged off my record for three or four years now. But obviously, you have to let them know. We let them know and they came back to me and said I would not possibly get in because of those problems. And I said well that is strange. There are people that get into the country with bad things like felonies and everything has been expunged off my record. There is absolutely nothing on my record now. So it seemed kind of weird to me when they told me that but I was like ‘ok, I will go with it and see what’s going to happen.’ They just got back to me and let me know that the chances of me fighting out there were not going to ….View full article

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