Paul Daley faces Lorenz Larkin on September 23 at Bellator 183, but he’s not ruling out the possibility of fighting fellow Brit Michael “Venom” Page in the near future.
Page has been very vocal of late about Daley’s reluctance to fight him and has subsequently transitioned into boxing where he will make his professional debut on October 20.
Daley lost to Rory MacDonald at Bellator 179 in London last May and after the fight he called out Page who was sat cageside. After calling his fellow Brit a “Pussy” in front of his hometown crowd, Page then claimed he pursued a fight both in kickboxing and in MMA, but the fight was turned down by Daley and his camp.
Speaking exclusively to MMAUNO.com earlier today, Daley said he had no regrets calling out Page back in May and insisted that the fight will indeed happen in the future.
“No I don’t regret doing it because I know the fight is going to happen”
“From a business point of view, what I’ve done and what I’ve set up, it’s going to be a massive fight.
“He can go do what he wants with all that boxing stuff and doing this and doing that, but he knows that when the fight comes back around that he will be signing the paper. I don’t regret nothing. I called the fight out in front of half a million viewers in the UK and millions in the USA. The fight has potential and when the papers do get signed it will be a big fight.”
As for when it happens appears to be down to Bellator. Daley says that Bellator are targeting plenty more shows on UK shores in the near future and that it makes sense that it happens there.
“It will happen when Bellator see fit,” Daley said. “I know they are planning on doing plenty more shows in the UK. I’m going to deal with Lorenz Larkin first and then see what the bosses decide.”