Two of the biggest stars from UK MMA, Paul Daley and Michael Page, have been winding one another up for months now about fighting each other on a future Bellator event. We all hoped they’d meet on Bellator’s massive London event a couple of months back but, also, it wasn’t so – although there was some consolation in Daley’s epic war with Rory MacDonald.
There were further rumours that a fight might materialise in September, but Page recently took to social media to suggest that Daley had been approached but had turned down the offer of a fight. The report was illustrated with a fairly derisive photo comment.
Scott Coker, speaking after the Bellator 180 press conference to MMA Uno.com intimated that a fight would definitely be arranged for the first quarter of 2018 – which really isn’t as far away as you’d think.
When asked about the possibility of a UK based show in September 2017 that could see the two fighters face-off, Coker said: “No I don’t believe so,” Coker said, when asked about a potential September show. “I think we’re probably going to fight there once a year with a big tentpole [event]. But you saw what happened, the aftermath of that thing with [Daley and MVP] and we were thinking of coming back, but we just couldn’t fit it in the schedule for September. But I guarantee you, Paul Daley will fight MVP and it will probably happen in London, sometime in the first quarter of next year.”
Meanwhile, Semtex has been busy with his new gym, which opened in Nottingham earlier last month and Page has been busy with his TTMF podcast talkshow.
Hopefully, Coker’s prediction will come to fruition and, in the meantime, these two can build a good grudge match between ’em.