UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In Michael Page’s short mixed martial arts career, he’s crept into an exotic “must see” space by simply being who he is. And right now who he is is a long, undulating sniper who handles the range between him and his opponent like an artist handles the space between the canvas and his fingertips with his brush.
As he gets set to fight for a third consecutive time at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, the bogeyman of the London Shootfighters gym says he’s not feeling any additional pressure to turn his opponent Jeremie Holloway into another highlight reel.
“Not at all, and the reason I say no is because it doesn’t feel like I’m having to try to do anything,” Page told MMA Fighting at the Bellator 153 media day. “That is literally me. All I’m ever trying to do is be the best me, and it’s usually just as entertaining if not more entertaining than the last time. If I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing in the gym and improving, it just gets better and better every time.”
The 29-year-old Michael “Venom” Page — better known as “MVP” — has faced a series of fighters that the average fan wouldn’t really know. It’s a gradual build for a guy who crossed over from kickboxing who has ready-made, showroom stuff. So far, only Nah-Shon Burrell has forced him to the scorecards. The eight guys he’s faced otherwise have been put away quick, mostly via a ridiculous sequence leading to a knockout. All fell in the first round, including Charlie Ontiveros, whom he faced in his last fight.
Page knows that so far he’s been booked into fights that will showcase his prowess. In fact, in his gentleman’s way, he’s remarkably thoughtful about it. ….View full article
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