Michael Page had a second fight with Fernando Gonzalez cancelled this week, supposedly due to Gonzalez’s inability to secure a Visa to fight in London at the O2 Arena at Bellator 158.
However, it seems the English welterweight thinks his would-be opponent has been making suggestions to the contrary, and he isn’t happy about it. A little while ago he posted this video response to his twitter account:
Message to Fernando Gonzalez
— Michael Venom Page (@Michaelpage247) May 30, 2016
It’s not clear what specific allegations ‘MVP’ is refering to, but it may be certain allusions Gonzalez made in conversation with MMA Report that Bellator might be protecting Page:
“They are saying that he is not afraid of me and who am I. I am 25-13. The thing is, those are a lot of numbers. He is 10-0, 9-0 or something like that. I have more losses than he has wins. Just in the losses, you gain more experience.
“The thing is that I think it messes with him a little bit is that I have that much experience but they also haven’t put the backing behind me. He knows he is going to have a tough fight. He is taking more of a risk fighting me than just waiting for me to probably just get the title and it gives him a reason to fight me for the belt.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, the American veteran claims that even though he had some long past legal troubles, he ran his history past a lawyer who told him they shouldn’t prevent him getting a Visa to travel to the UK. As yet, no replacement has been named to face ‘Venom’ on Bellator’s first ever London card.