Michael Page isn’t about to come right out and say that bigger-name fighters in Bellator’s welterweight division are ducking him.
But the flashy star-in-the-making is getting a little bit frustrated in his quest to find the right fights.
“It gets a bit annoying sometimes,” Page told MMAFighting.com. “You get into this sport to challenge yourself against the best and show what you can do.”
The London-based fighter nicknamed “Venom” has gained plenty of attention for his unorthodox striking style, which has helped set up seven of his eight wins via way of a finish.
And the undefeated Page seems to have hit that gray area many fighters find on their way up — where there seems to be little left to gain by continuing to facing off against the lower ranks, but there’s difficulty getting one of the higher-ranked foes to sign a bout agreement.
That’s never been more obvious than in the run-up to Bellator 144. Page returns to action Friday night in Uncasville, Conn. And while Page conducted a full camp leading up to the event, he didn’t find out about his opponent, Charlie Ontiveros (6-3), until three weeks ago, after several rumored opponents seemed lined up, then fell ….View original article
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