Michael Venom Page (MVP) feels his next fight will be a title fight, regardless of anyone’s opinion of whether or not he deserves it, including the reigning welterweight champion.
At Bellator 258, Michael Venom Page did it again. Another standout performance to add to his list of many, this time at the expense of No. 4-ranked Derek Anderson. In the first round, MVP used his always unnerving style to mostly freeze Anderson, just as many before him have done. and ended up breaking Anderson’s nose with a perfect high kick that marked the beginning of the end. In fact, it was indirectly the end of the fight, as Anderson was unable to continue due to breaking his nose as a result of the kick.
After the fight, MVP sat down to chat with reporters at a post-fight media scrum. Page didn’t expect to receive praise for him, but that’s not where his focus is. That would be squarely on the man who currently holds the Bellator welterweight championship: Douglas Lima.
“Because of how I do things with ease, I think that now he has become a canine, but not because he is not an amazing fighter, not because he is a tough MMA fighter, but because of how I make people look when I’m there.” Said Page, “and I’ve accepted it. But I am on a mission for one person, and that is Douglas Lima ”.
MVP explains why he has to be next in line for the title shot
Last week, Douglas Lima stated that Page needs to ask for an opponent in which a victory grants him a title shot. That said, there’s a chance Lima doesn’t consider Anderson, ranked # 4, enough to give Page a title shot even though Page is on a five-fight winning streak.
If that’s the case, MVP argues that it won’t make a difference because Bellator’s rating system takes Lima’s opinion out of the equation. Because if Lima is “like a champion,” he will have to step up and face the next man in line.
“It should be the next fight … and where I am in the qualifying system, regardless of anyone’s opinion, that’s where I am,” Page said. “I was No. 1. Now I’m No. 2, and the champion is fighting. Technically, I should go up now, so whoever loses that fight, I’m now the number one ranked fighter, which means I deserve a title fight. “
As Page alluded to, Douglas Lima already has his next title defense booked for next month when he faces Yaroslav Amosov 25-0 at Bellator 260. There is no doubt that MVP will be watching closely along with the rest of the Bellator fans. the world when the clock starts on that championship fight.
Do you think Michael Page cannot be denied for a shot at the welterweight title now after he beat Derek Anderson at Bellator 258?