Michael Page Signs New Six-Fight Deal With Bellator MMA
Michael “Venom” Page has inked a new deal with Bellator MMA that will see him stay with company during and after the upcoming Bellator welterweight grand prix.
Page was recently announced as one of ten fighters entering the tournament, but prior to negotiations, had just one fight left on his current Bellator MMA contract.
Talks had been going ongoing for a few months, but the two parties have now reached a deal.
Brett Okamoto first reported that Page had signed a new deal with the organization on Twitter this morning.
Speaking to MMANytt.com last week, Page revealed the full details of his new contract.
“It’s for six fights,” Page confirmed.
“Three of those fights are going to be for the tournament and then the next three fights will be me defending the belt.”
The Brit added that his management team Paradigm Sports played a vital role in the negotiations and getting the deal done smoothly.
“One of my main points of being involved in this tournament was that I wanted Paul Daley as my first fight,” Page said. “It wasn’t a major point for my contract, but as far being in the tournament, I want that guy straight away.
“They said ‘yeah we’re still trying to finalise things with him, but we’re happy to make this happen.’ For me that just made things easier from there. After that it was just about getting the terms of my contract right. Having Paradigm on my side, the likes of Audie [Attar] and Tim [Simpson], negotiating on my behalf, it just made things ten times easier and ten times smoother. We all got to a place where we are happy and now we’re moving forward.”
Page was last in MMA action back at Bellator 200 in London where he defeated Dave Rickels via TKO in round two. Just a few weeks later, Page then competed in his second professional boxing bout and knocked out Michal Ciach.
Full interview with Page to follow on MMANytt.com later today.