MVP hosts media scrum, talks Paul Daley, Rory MacDonald

MVP hosts media scrum, talks Paul Daley, Rory MacDonald

Michael “Venom” Page is one of Bellator’s brightest rising stars. With Bellator 173 taking place from Belfast, it was expected that Page would be on hand as he has quite the following in the U.K.

Prior to the event kicking off, Page hosted a short media scrum where he touched on his rivalry with Paul Daley, his thoughts on Rory MacDonald, and his Bellator 179 opponent.

Some of the scrum’s highlights:

On Paul Daley:

  • “It has nothing to do with me not experienced, it has a lot to do with fear. He doesn’t really want to fight me right now.”
  • “I felt disrespected so the best way to settle it is in the cage.”
  • “Fight me, that’s my advice.”

On his Bellator 179 opponent, Derek Anderson:

  • “It’s another fight, I’m gonna put on a show anyway.”

On Rory MacDonald:

  • “I think he’s a top athlete. He’s definitely gonna be dangerous when he gets in the cage. But at the same time, based on a couple of his last fights, if he stands in the pocket too long trying to trade punches – I think he’s way more technical but sometimes he likes to have a fight – and Paul Daley’s dangerous, he’s got rockets in both hands. If you want to stand there and have a fight you may go to sleep.”
  • “I think I’d be one of his hardest fights because I’m not a conventional fighter. He’s a very emotional fighter and I’m a person that loves to – I work on people’s emotions.”

Check out the video below for the full interview:

Michael “Venom” Page (12-0) faces Derek Anderson (14-3) at Bellator 179 on May 19th from the SSE Arena in London.