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Michael Venom Page - Knockout Artist: The Evolution of An MMA Fighter

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Michael ‘Venom’ Page is the British professional MMA fighter, entrepreneur, and flagship star of Bellator.

He is known for an array of highlight-reel knockouts his unorthodox ‘hands down’ fighting style, due to his background as a karate “point fighter”.

Inside the cage, Michael Page is a natural showman, known for taunting opponents, walk-away knockouts, in-fight selfies, and post-fight Pokemon ball-rolls.

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He recently defeated Richard Kiley by flying knee knockout and is next scheduled to fight Giovanni Melillo at Wembley Arena here in London.

Chapters

00:00 | Trailer.
02:42 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
03:47 | Brian’s introduction.
04:32 | Michael talks through his first fight loss and what it meant to him.
15:48 | Relaxed, having fun, mentally agile and aware of what is going on around him in a fight.
20:19 | The face off battle.
27:25 | Michael praises the attitude of the Irish fans and wishes all fans would behave similarly.
31:22 | Michael’s view of the UFC introduction of the Interim Belt.
33:45 | Michael praises founders of London Shootfighters, Alexis Demetriades and Paul Ivens
44:22 | The fear of participating in an MMA fight and the mental effect of money on a fighter.
51:00 | Memorable night when Michael won the Santos fight and rolled a Pokemon ball,
1:00:07 | Learning how badly his Evangelista Santos was injured.
1:03:30 | Michael and social media negativity.
1:12:44 | Prospect of fighting with Nate Diaz and Jorg Masvidal.
1:19:11 | The Conor McGregor phenomena.
1:23:18 | Keeping away from bad influencers.
1:28:05 | Gaining inspiration and support from 50 Cent, Shaquille O’Neil and Chris Pratt.
1:33:57 | Michael continues to train hard and fight on despite of, or because of, the hurt in his life.
1:55:15 | Michael likes Bellator but thinks they could do more and the need for fighters to be better paid.
2:08:18 | Drugs and the sport, is USADA making a difference?
2:11:07 | What Michael does daily non-fighting related.
2:15:06 | Michael’s superpower.
2:19:18 | Best and worst days of his life.
2:20:55 | What scares him.
2:21:57 | What we would be surprised to know about Michael Page.
2:24:05 | What keeps him awake at night.
2:26:41 | Success secrets.
2:27:14 | Possible future fights for Michael, when one millimetre can make a difference, but he’s confident.
2:35:35 | Brian’s summing up.

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