The UFC may be the promotional powerhouse for mixed martial arts (MMA) for now, but with the recent Bellator signings of world-class combatants such as Rory MacDonald jumping ship to enemy territory, that title currently held by UFC President Dana White and company may soon be in jeopardy.
Bellator’s steady rise is due to more than just the signings of former UFC talent, however, as surging home-grown prospects such as Michael ‘Venom’ Page are leading the charge as well.
While speaking to the media, courtesy of Bloody Elbow, ‘MVP’ recently expressed interest in seeing a joint show between the rival MMA promotions claiming it would be incredibly beneficial for the sport:
“Friendly competition is good, and if the UFC and Bellator could somehow work together, and do joint bouts it would be incredible,” Page said.
“It would bring me back to those WWE days. Man, it was immense, I remember watching those shows and that changed the game for them. If the UFC and Bellator could just shake hands and work together on a few things then it would be better for the fighters, better for the fans and better for everyone.
That’s that man–I’d be down with that.”
Paige is currently undefeated in his MMA career (11-0), and is coming off of a grizzly second round knockout victory over Evangelista Santos at Bellator 158 last month.
‘MVP’ will take on Fernando Gonzalez live on Spike TV from the SAP Center in San Jose, California on November 19, 2016.