Michael Page, one of the most exciting and entertaining fighters in MMA, is no longer under contract with Bellator. The welterweight star revealed on The MMA Hour that his deal with the promotion has expired and he is open to exploring other opportunities in the combat sports world.
“I am currently unemployed,” Page said, laughing.
“I think it’s time for me to just explore what else is out there. It doesn’t mean I’m not going to go back with Bellator. It just means I want to see what other people think of ‘MVP.’”
Page (21-2) said Bellator still has the right to match any new contract offers, but he believes the promotion will respect his wishes if he wants to try something different. He said he has “a lot of options on the table” and he is interested in boxing or bare-knuckle boxing as well.
Page also said he will be at The O2 Arena this Saturday for UFC London.
“MVP” has been with Bellator since 2013 and holds the record for the most knockouts (11) in the promotion’s history. He has won 17 of his 19 fights in the Bellator cage, losing only to former champion Douglas Lima and in a disputed split decision to Logan Storley for the interim welterweight title in May 2022. He has defeated notable opponents such as Paul Daley, Lima, Derek Anderson, David Rickels, and Evangelista Santos, whose skull he fractured with a flying knee in one of 2016’s best knockouts.
Michael Page is looking for a new challenge as a free agent. Will he return to Bellator or will he sign with another promotion?
Will he stick to MMA or will he switch to boxing or bare-knuckle boxing? Will he continue to dazzle fans with his flashy and theatrical striking style or will he face tougher competition that will test his skills? These are some of the questions that fans are curious to find out as they follow “MVP” on his journey. Stay tuned for more news on this intriguing story.