Former multiple Kickboxing World Champion Michael 'Venom' Page returns to MMA action this Friday (25th May) to take on David Rickels at Bellator 200.
After racking up an impressive 12-0 undefeated record, he's had around 18 months of no competition due to injuries. His opponent David 'The Caveman' Rickels also boasts a healthy record of 19 victories to just 4 defeats.
'MVP' spoke to MMAWeekly.com recently about his break and said -
“When your job is to fight and you’re not fighting, it can go very slow. It can make it very hard to want to keep pushing and inspiring yourself to train.
“It’s part of the journey of life, so I got through it and got back on track. I started training slightly different. I sorted my injury out, I sorted a couple of other things out, and now we’re here.”
Page is now a household MMA name. From utilising the flare, skill and technical striking ability from his time in kickboxing & points fighting, his highlight reels have become extremely popular viewing.
He explained to Mick Hammond at MMAWeekly.com how we was going to approach the fight -
“I’ve just to use my style, make sure I’m in shape and I’m myself,” Page said. “I have to make it so (Rickels) doesn’t know where every punch is coming from, where every kick is coming from.”
You can watch 'MVP' in action on 5 Spike live from 9pm. The channel is on Freeview 31, Sky 160, Virgin 154 and Freesat 141.
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